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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North Macedonia (Macedonia until February 2019), officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in Southeast Europe. It gained independence in 1991 as one of the successor states of Yugoslavia. It constitutes approximately the northern third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia. Skopje, the capital and largest city, is home to a quarter of the country’s 2.06 million population. The majority of the residents are ethnic Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians form a significant minority at around 25%, followed by Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, and Aromanians.

The country became a member of the United Nations in April 1993, but as a result of a dispute with Greece over the name “Macedonia”, it was admitted under the provisional description “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (abbreviated as “FYR Macedonia” or “FYROM”). In June 2018, Macedonia and Greece resolved the dispute with an agreement that the country should rename itself “Republic of North Macedonia”. This renaming came into effect in February 2019.

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In This Story: Palau

Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Koror Island is home to the former capital, also named Koror, and is the islands’ commercial center. The larger Babeldaob has the present capital, Ngerulmud, plus mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. In its north, ancient basalt monoliths known as Badrulchau lie in grassy fields surrounded by palm trees.

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In This Story: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it’s known for its major sailing destinations such as reef-lined Bequia Island off Admiralty Bay, bordered by white-sand beaches like Princess Margaret. The main island is home to the capital, Kingstown.

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In This Story: Suriname

Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture. On its Atlantic coast is the capital, Paramaribo, where palm gardens grow near Fort Zeelandia, a 17th-century trading post. Paramaribo is also home to Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, a towering wood cathedral consecrated in 1885. 

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In This Story: Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and then Indonesia in 2002. The iconic 27m-tall Cristo Rei de Dili statue sits on a hilltop high over the city, with sweeping views of the surrounding bay. 

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In This Story: Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines. Trinidad’s capital, Port of Spain, hosts a boisterous carnival featuring calypso and soca music. Numerous bird species inhabit sanctuaries such as the Asa Wright Nature Centre. The smaller island of Tobago is known for its beaches and the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which shelters hummingbirds.

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In This Story: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.

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Chinese FM meets Russian counterpart in China’s Anhui Province

FMs of neighboring countries to exchange views on building lasting peace in Afghanistan

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