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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
The UN’s chief administrative officer is the Secretary-General, currently Portuguese politician and diplomat António Guterres, who began his five year-term on 1 January 2017.
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Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, addresses the general debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 22 – 29 September 2020). Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, the United Nations “should play an important role in restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, along with respect of the international law.” Speaking to the UN General Assembly via video message due to COVID-19 restrictions today (23 Sep), President Zelensky noted that over the last year, Ukraine strived for peace. And the next steps should become the withdrawal of unlawful military formations and armaments from the occupied territories, return of control over the state border, and, finally, restoring territorial integrity of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders. He said, “it is unacceptable when sovereignty of the independent state is violated by one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council.” The Ukrainian President continued, “it ultimately proves – mechanisms of the 1945 do not work today to the full extent. All this can bring about further depreciation of the Security Council. Ukraine will actively participate in its reform.” He continued, “this body should become more representative, balanced, transparent and efficient. It is in the United Nations’ vested interest to have an effective instrument if somebody is violating and abusing the veto right and the status of the permanent member.” President Zelensky’s comments were pre-recorded and aired in the General Assembly Hall as previously agreed by the General Assembly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the inability to gather world leaders in New York as customary, this year’s General Debate will witness the largest-ever participation of heads of states and government in UN history. ————- Watch Other Addresses to the General Debate of the General Assembly (in English) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwoDFQJEq_0aJH_BvTusC_a48Ac9_rN-q Watch General Debate of the General Assembly (in original language) https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_FL متابعة باللغة العربية أعمال المداولات العامة رفيعة المستوى للجمعيه العامة https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_AR 敬请收看联合国大会一般性辩论（中文同声传译） https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_ZH Suivez le débat de l’Assemblée générale (en français) https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_FR Transmisión del debate de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (en español) https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_ES Смотрите Общие прения Генеральной Ассамблеи (на русском) https://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_RU #UNGA #UnitedNations #UNGA7United Nations YouTube Channel
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