#UNGA75 General Debate Live – 24 September 2020

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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.” Please watch the continued live here: https://youtu.be/eSBn-L-YqtE Up to Date Speaker’s List: https://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/75schedule.shtml Address(es) by: His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou, President, Republic of the Niger His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire His Excellency Ilir Meta, President, Republic of Albania His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, President, Republic of Cyprus His Excellency Borut Pahor, President, Republic of Slovenia His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco His Excellency Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour, President, Republic of Yemen His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Faso, President of the Council of Ministers, Burkina Faso Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, President, Republic of Estonia His Excellency Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President and Minister for Defense, Republic of Malawi His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President, Republic of the Congo His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King, Kingdom of Bahrain His Excellency Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana His Excellency Alpha Condé, President, Republic of Guinea His Excellency Adama Barrow, President, Republic of The Gambia His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President, Gabonese Republic His Excellency Faiez Mustafa Serraj, President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, State of Libya His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, President, Republic of Sierra Leone His Excellency Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev, President, Republic of Azerbaijan His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President, Republic of Zambia His Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President and Head of State, Republic of Equatorial Guinea His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, President, Republic of Haiti His Excellency Nguyen Phu Trong, President, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President, Republic of Zimbabwe His Excellency Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, President, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President, Republic of Mali His Excellency Evaristo do Espirito Santo Carvalho, President, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe His Excellency Azali Assoumani, President, Union of the Comoros His Excellency Lionel Rouwen Aingimea, President, Republic of Nauru His Excellency Úmaro Sissoco Embaló, President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau His Excellency Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President, Federal Republic of Somalia His Excellency Faustin Archange Touadera, Head of State, Central African Republic His Excellency Ismaël Omar Guelleh, President and Head of Government, Republic of Djibouti His Excellency Evariste Ndayishimiye, President, Republic of Burundi —————————————- 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 #UnitedNations

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