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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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United Nations published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Special Session of the General Assembly” – below is their description.
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.
– Opening by the President of the General Assembly
– Statement by the Deputy Secretary-General
– Presentation by the Director-General of the World Health Organization
1) Panel I: The UN System Response to COVID-19
2) Panel II: The Road to a COVID-19 Vaccine – a Global Public Good
3) Panel III: Resilience and Recovering Better from COVID-19
Continuation of General debate.
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