UN General Assembly 75th Session

Special Coverage of the 75th General Debate
22 September-29 September 2020

The stage is set for the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. However, this year, for the first time in UN's history, world leaders will not be travelling to New York, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the debate will be held virtually.

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Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly,  delivers closing remarks to the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-fifth session.
UN Photo/Loey Felipe

As historic virtual debate wraps, ‘our political leaders demonstrated their commitment to multilateralism,’ says UN Assembly President

For the first time in the history of the United Nations, global leaders were not able to meet in person for the General Assembly’s annual debate, but the 193-Member body’s President said on Tuesday that the precautions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic “did not prevent multilateralism from operating at the highest levels.”