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Volkan Bozkir (President of the General Assembly) at the "We the Peoples", an event in London to commemorate the General Assembly’s 75th anniversary
10 Jan 2021 -  Excellencies,
I am delighted to address this commemoration of the General Assembly’s first meeting that took place in this very Hall 75 years ago today.
Since that initial meeting, the General Assembly has met in 75 sessions to discuss and act on the topics that matter most to our people.
The General Assembly has evolved. It has grown from 51 members to 193 today.
But it still remains a shining example of multilateralism where every country, no matter how big or small, gets one equal vote.
And it remains a sanctuary where nations can peacefully address their differences and find solutions to global challenges.
As we recover from COVID-19 and move together towards a greener, more equitable world, we will continue to be guided and inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the past 75 years, we have achieved more together than we could have apart. As we move into the next 75 years and our world becomes ever more connected, let us tighten those bonds, so we can best protect and deliver for the peoples we serve.
Thank you.
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