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United Nations General Assembly opens 75th session
15 Sep 2020 -  In an era marked by historic shifts, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 75th annual session as its new President, Volkan Bozkir took the reins from the outgoing one, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande. This Assembly will look like no other as the United Nations responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with masks, distancing and other safety measures. For the first time, most leaders will address the high-level general debate by video. Officials are calling for a strong recovery that helps fulfill the goals set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.