76th session of UN General Assermbly kicks off in New York

Source : 112 Ukraine

Representative of the Maldives made his oath as a new head of UNGA and pledged to focus efforts on combating Covid-19
08:03, 15 September 2021

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New York city hosted the opening of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. During the first meetings, participants will approve the schedule and the new line-up of authorities. 

This year, chairmanship belongs to the Maldives. Abdullah Shaheed, the representative of this country made his oath as the new head of the Assembly. He revealed his plans in this office.

"I am focused on general vaccination within the restoration of the world after Covid-19 pandemic", he said in his speech.

Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General followed with his speech, urging the countries for peace, solidarity and cooperation. "It's time to focus on combat with the common enemy, the pandemic", the official added.

Related: UN General Assembly to consider situation in occupied territories of Ukraine

The high-level week will take place on September 21-27; 83 heads of states, 43 government leaders and 23 foreign ministers are going to attend the event in New York.

The 76th UN General Assembly will consider the situation in the occupied territories of Ukraine. It is still unknown how President Volodymyr Zelensky is going to participate in the session.

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