UNGA 2020: World leaders discuss global unity amid COVID-19 pandemic

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During the United Nation’s first virtual meeting of world leaders on Tuesday, many delegates discussed the importance of global unity, as the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions between the United States and China challenge the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member body. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pushed for a “global ceasefire” by the end of 2020 so countries can fight the pandemic, adding, “at the same time, we must do everything to avoid a new Cold War.” Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said during his address that the supply of medical equipment, as well as COVID-19 vaccine efforts should not be an “issue of competition,” while Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for “universal access” to a vaccine. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in called for a regional infectious disease control and public health initiative involving China, Japan, Mongolia and North Korea to tackle health crises and lay the foundation for peace with Pyongyang. The UN marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization’s most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major global powers. For the full list of speeches, visit: https://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/75schedule.shtml For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7350031/united-nations-75-anniversary/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #UN #UNGA #UnitedNations

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