UNGA 2020: World leaders speak at virtual meeting amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The United Nation’s first virtual meeting of world leaders got underway on Tuesday with remote, distanced speeches from some of the planet’s biggest powers — the United States, China and Russia among them. This year’s theme is “The Future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Many leaders called for unity amid the pandemic, with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pushing for a “global ceasefire” by the end of 2020 so countries can fight the virus. Delegates also discussed the importance of universal access to a COVID-19 vaccine. 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 #UNGA #UnitedNations

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