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(Part 2) General Debate of the 31st Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (3-4 December 2020)
3 Dec 2020 -  The COVID-19 pandemic is not only the greatest global health crisis since the creation of the United Nations 75 years ago, it is also a humanitarian crisis, a socio-economic crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis.
The United Nations system-wide response to COVID-192 is based on three pillars: a large-scale, coordinated, comprehensive health response; a wide-ranging effort to safeguard lives and livelihoods; and a transformative recovery process.
The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on COVID-19 provides the opportunity for the international community to assess and hone its collective response to this pandemic. World leaders, United Nations principals, and other relevant stakeholders will be able to engage in dialogue on the impacts of the pandemic on people, societies and economies and discuss the multifaceted, coordinated response required to address this crisis. The two-day Special Session will allow many stakeholders to share their experiences in fighting the pandemic, reflect on the global response to date, and forge a united, coordinated, and people-centered path forward.
9:00 – 10:00: Opening Segment
Statements by:
• President of the General Assembly
• Secretary-General
• President of the Economic and Social Council
• President of the Security Council for the month of December 2020 (South Africa)
• Chair of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Azerbaijan)
10:00 – 21:00: General Debate