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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 “#UNGA75 General Debate Live – 23 September 2020” – below is their description.
Join us LIVE for the historic 75th United Nations General Assembly debate! From 22 – 26 and 29 September 2020, more than 100 world leaders, thousands of diplomats and advocates come together to tackle unprecedented global challenges. The theme for this 75th General Debate is “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” BTS Recorded Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB55rrifs8k Speeches Expected: 6th plenary meeting Addresses by: His Excellency Šefik Džaferović, Chairman of the Presidency, Bosnia and Herzegovina His Excellency Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President, Republic of Uzbekistan His Excellency János Áder, President, Hungary His Excellency Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President, Republic of Kazakhstan The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, President of the Council of Ministers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Excellency Stevo Pendarovski, President, Republic of North Macedonia His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique His Excellency Barham Salih, President, Republic of Iraq His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, President, Republic of Finland His Excellency Sooronbai Zheenbekov, President, Kyrgyz Republic His Excellency Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr., President, Republic of Palau His Excellency Igor Dodon, President, Republic of Moldova His Excellency Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria His Excellency Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, President, Republic of Honduras His Excellency Michel Aoun, President, Lebanese Republic Her Excellency Zuzana Čaputová, President, Slovak Republic His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, Republic of Kenya His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President, Republic of Zambia His Excellency Lenin Moreno Garcés, Constitutional President, Republic of Ecuador Her Excellency Jeanine Añez Chávez, Constitutional President, Plurinational State of Bolivia His Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President, Ukraine His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President, Republic of Suriname Her Excellency Simonetta Sommaruga, President, Swiss Confederation His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić, President, Republic of Serbia His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President, Co-operative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Mario Abdo Benítez, President, Republic of Paraguay His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President, Republic of Poland His Excellency Luis Rodolfo Abinader Corona, President, Dominican Republic His Excellency Nicolás Maduro Moros, President, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela His Excellency Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, President, Republic of Panama His Excellency Battulga Khaltmaa, President, Mongolia His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President and Minister of National Defense and Veterans, Togolese Republic His Excellency George Manneh Weah, President, Republic of Liberia —————————————- Watch LIVE the debate of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in the Original Language Spoken: http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_FL متابعة مباشرة باللغة العربية لأعمال المداولات العامة رفيعة المستوى للجمعيه العامة http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_AR 敬请收看联合国大会一般性辩论的网络直播（中文同声传译） http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_ZH Suivez le débat de l’Assemblée générale en DIRECT et en français http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_FR Transmisión EN VIVO del debate de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, en español. http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_ES Смотрите прямую трансляцию Общих прений Генеральной Ассамблеи http://unwebtv.live/75_UNGA_LIVE_RU #UNGA #UnitedNationsUnited Nations YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
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In This Story: Algeria
Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest by area in the African Union and the Arab world. With an estimated population of over 44 million, it is the eighth-most populous country in Africa.
Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the southeast by Niger, to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Saharan territory, to the west by Morocco, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. This arid geography makes the country very vulnerable to climate change.
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In This Story: Bolivia
Its geography varies from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin.
The country’s population, estimated at 11 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians and Africans. Spanish is the official and predominant language, although 36 indigenous languages also have official status, of which the most commonly spoken are Guarani, Aymara and Quechua languages.
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
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In This Story: Dominican Republic
The country is the site of the second largest gold mine in the world, the Pueblo Viejo mine.
The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are major attractions. A geographically diverse nation, the Dominican Republic is home to both the Caribbean’s tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, and the Caribbean’s largest lake and point of lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo.
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In This Story: Ecuador
Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center.
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In This Story: Finland
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In This Story: Ghana
Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.
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In This Story: Guyana
Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.
Guyana is the only South American nation in which English is the official language. The majority of the population, however, speak Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole language, as a first language. Guyana is part of the Anglophone Caribbean.
It gained independence in 1966, and officially became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1970.
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In This Story: Hungary
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In This Story: Iraq
Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.
Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.
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In This Story: Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country. It has a population of 18.3 million residents, and has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Since 1997, the capital is Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. It was moved from Almaty, the country’s largest city.
Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations (UN), WTO, CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union, CSTO, OSCE, OIC, CCTS, and TURKSOY.
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In This Story: North Macedonia
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: Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in South and Southeast Europe, located within the Balkans. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. It is not entirely landlocked; to the south it has a narrow coast on the Adriatic Sea, which is about 20 kilometres (12 miles) long and surrounds the town of Neum.
The inland Bosnia region has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest moderately hilly, and in the northeast predominantly flatland. The smaller southern region, Herzegovina, has a Mediterranean climate and mostly mountainous topography.