United Nations 75th General Assembly Opens Amid Pandemic
22 Sep 2020 - The 75th annual General Debates of the UN General Assembly opened under unprecedented circumstances against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In an address to the Assembly, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres characterized the pandemic from the podium as “not only a wake-up call” but “a dress rehearsal” for challenges to come. “In an interconnected world, it is high time to recognize a simple truth: solidarity is self-interest. If we fail to grasp that fact, everyone loses”, he said. The six-day debate is being held from 22-26 September and 29 September.