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Updated on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:24 PM IST

For first time in 75 years, UNGA goes virtual

The General Assembly adopted a decision that "each Member State, observer State and the European Union can submit a pre-recorded statement , which will be played in the General Assembly Hall during the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session
UN General Assembly session. | PIC: AFP

UN General Assembly session. | PIC: AFP

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World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the United Nations General Assembly session in September, the 193-member organisation has decided, as heads of state and government will not be physically attending the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic and the high-level session goes virtual for the first time in the UN's 75-year

history.

The landmark 75th session of the UN General Assembly will begin on September 15. The General Debate is held at the beginning of each session of the General Assembly and usually runs for over a week when leaders and ministers from the 193 UN member states address the world from the iconic lectern in the General Assembly hall.

The General Assembly adopted a decision on Wednesday that "each Member State, observer State and the European Union can submit a pre-recorded statement of its Head of State, Vice-President, Crown Prince or Princess, Head of Government, Minister or Vice-Minister, which will be played in the General Assembly Hall during the general debate of the Assembly at its seventy-fifth session.

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Published on: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:24 PM IST
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