75th Anniversary of the United Nations – Official Commemoration (21 September 2020)

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    High-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations – General Assembly, 3rd plenary meeting, 75th session. Under the theme, “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism,” this General Assembly meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations aims to present the outcomes of the UN75 initiative — the world’s largest conversation, launched in January 2020 to gather public opinion and crowdsource solutions to global challenges – and discuss how to take forward the findings for building a better world for all. The United Nations was established in 1945 and has been marking its 75th anniversary with what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called an extended “people’s debate” which “promises to be the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation ever on building the future we want.” The event at UN headquarters will celebrate the milestone (which will also take place online and remotely) will aim to “generate renewed support for multilateralism”; an issue many believe has become ever more urgent as the world faces up to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information: https://bit.ly/32NJV8r Speaker List: https://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/75schedule.shtml 33. VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) (HS) 34. GEORGIA (HS) 35. LATVIA (HS) 36. SERBIA (HS) 37. TUNISIA (HS) 38. SPAIN (HS) 39. NORTH MACEDONIA (HS) 40. SEYCHELLES (HS) 41. SOUTH AFRICA (HS) 42. SAN MARINO (HS) 43. CYPRUS (HS) 44. DJIBOUTI (HS) 45. BOTSWANA (HS) 46. PALAU (HS) 47. NAURU (HS) 48. LEBANON (HS) 49. UKRAINE (HS) 50. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (HS) 51. AFGHANISTAN (HS) 52. GHANA (HS) 53. ALBANIA (HS) 54. LIBERIA (HS) 55. EQUATORIAL GUINEA (HS) 56. MALDIVES (HS) 57. BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF) (HS) 58. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (HS) 59. GAMBIA (HS) 60. MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) (HS) 61. KIRIBATI (HS) 62. LIECHTENSTEIN (HS) 63. MARSHALL ISLANDS (HS) 64. GABON (HS) 65. SLOVENIA (HS) 66. HAITI (HS) 67. ITALY (HS) 68. IRELAND (HS) 69. SOUTH SUDAN (HS) 70. SIERRA LEONE (VP) 71. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (VP) 31. ZAMBIA (HS) 32. REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA (HS) 33. VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) (HS) 34. GEORGIA (HS) 35. LATVIA (HS) 36. SERBIA (HS) 37. TUNISIA (HS) 38. SPAIN (HS) 39. NORTH MACEDONIA (HS) 40. SEYCHELLES (HS) 41. SOUTH AFRICA (HS) 42. SAN MARINO (HS) 43. CYPRUS (HS) 44. DJIBOUTI (HS) 45. BOTSWANA (HS) 46. PALAU (HS) 47. NAURU (HS) 48. LEBANON (HS) 49. UKRAINE (HS) 50. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (HS) 51. AFGHANISTAN (HS) 52. GHANA (HS) 53. ALBANIA (HS) 54. LIBERIA (HS) 55. EQUATORIAL GUINEA (HS) 56. MALDIVES (HS) 57. BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF) (HS) 58. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (HS) 59. GAMBIA (HS) 60. MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) (HS) 61. KIRIBATI (HS) 62. LIECHTENSTEIN (HS) 63. MARSHALL ISLANDS (HS) 64. GABON (HS) 65. SLOVENIA (HS) 66. HAITI (HS) 67. ITALY (HS) 68. IRELAND (HS) 69. SOUTH SUDAN (HS) 70. SIERRA LEONE (VP) 71. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (VP) 72. TUVALU (HG) (on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum) 73. LUXEMBOURG (HG) 74. THAILAND (HG) 75. SINGAPORE (HG) 76. FIJI (HG) 77. ANDORRA (HG) 78. GREECE (HG) 79. PAPUA NEW GUINEA (HG) 80. BARBADOS (HG) 81. ETHIOPIA (HG) 82. DENMARK (HG) 83. MALTA (HG) 84. AUSTRALIA (HG) 85. INDIA (HG) 86. ARMENIA (HG) 87. ESWATINI (HG) 88. BANGLADESH (HG) 89. SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (HG) 90. GERMANY (HG) 91. BHUTAN (HG) 92. PORTUGAL (HG) 93. ICELAND (HG) 94. NEPAL (HG) 95. MAURITIUS (HG) 96. BELGIUM (HG) 97. CAMBODIA (HG) 98. SAMOA (HG) 99. CANADA (HG) 100. AUSTRIA (HG) 101. LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (HG) 102. LESOTHO (HG) 103. TONGA (HG) 104. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA (HG) 105. VIET NAM (HG) 106. CABO VERDE (HG) 107. CROATIA (HG) 108. MALAYSIA (HG) 109. SOMALIA (AHG) 110. OMAN (CSC) 111. BULGARIA (DPM) 112. RUSSIAN FEDERATION (M) (on behalf of the CSTO members) 113. BELIZE (M) (on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States) 114. EGYPT (M) 115. INDONESIA (M) 116. CUBA (M) 117. MYANMAR (M) 118. JORDAN (M) 119. PAKISTAN (M) 120. SENEGAL (M) 121. ROMANIA (M) 122. PHILIPPINES (M) 123. NORWAY (M) 124. SWITZERLAND (M) 125. BRAZIL (M) 126. IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) (M) 127. EL SALVADOR (M) 128. CZECH REPUBLIC (M) 129. MAURITANIA (M) 130. GUINEA (M) 131. SUDAN (M) 132. SLOVAKIA (M) 133. ECUADOR (M) 134. SAUDI ARABIA (M) 135. TIMOR-LESTE (M) 136. PANAMA (M) 137. CONGO (M) 138. ESTONIA (M) 139. UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA (M) 140. BURKINA FASO (M) 141. KUWAIT (M) 142. SURINAME (M) 143. RWANDA (M) 144. NIGER (M) 145. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (M) 146. PARAGUAY (M) 147. MONTENEGRO (M) 148. MOROCCO (M) 149. COTE D’IVOIRE (M) 150. MADAGASCAR (M) 151. UNITED KINGDOM (M) 152. JAPAN (M) 153. NICARAGUA (M) 154. BAHRAIN (M) 155. CHAD (M) 156. GUATEMALA (M) 157. BENIN (M) 158. UZBEKISTAN (M) 159. ANGOLA (M) 160. YEMEN (M) 161. JAMAICA (M) 162. LITHUANIA (M) 163. ALGERIA (M) 164. CAMEROON (M) 165. LIBYA (M) 166. MONGOLIA (VM) 167. NEW ZEALAND 168. SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC 169. ERITREA More…

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