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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 (USA, Russia, France, Iran and More) – 22 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.” Expected List of Speakers: The List of Speakers is published daily based on the information received as at 16:00 hours the day before; for the latest updates, please click on the Live List: https://www.un.org/en/ga/info/meetings/75schedule.shtml Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization [item 115] (A/75/1) Opening of the general debate [item 8] Address(es) by: His Excellency Jair Messias Bolsonaro, President, Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Donald Trump, President, United States of America His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Republic of Turkey His Excellency Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China His Excellency Sebastián Piñera Echenique, President, Republic of Chile His Excellency Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President, Republic of South Africa His Excellency Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, President, Republic of Cuba His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President, Russian Federation His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan His Excellency Moon Jae-in, President, Republic of Korea His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir, State of Qatar His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President, Republic of the Philippines His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, President, Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, President, French Republic His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President, Republic of Colombia His Excellency Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President, Turkmenistan His Excellency Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President, Arab Republic of Egypt His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President, Republic of Tajikistan His Excellency Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President, United Mexican States His Excellency Luis Lacalle Pou, President, Eastern Republic of Uruguay His Excellency Danny Faure, President, Republic of Seychelles His Excellency Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda His Excellency João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola His Excellency Alberto Fernández, President, Argentine Republic His Excellency Egils Levits, President, Republic of Latvia His Excellency Gitanas Nausėda, President, Republic of Lithuania His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President, Republic of Costa Rica His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Joko Widodo, President, Republic of Indonesia His Excellency Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, President, Republic of Peru His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi, President, Democratic Republic of the Congo —————————————- 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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Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country on the west coast of Southern Africa. It is the second largest lusophone (Portuguese-speaking country) in both total area and population (behind Brazil), and it is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.
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Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.
Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.
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Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.
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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.
The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.
Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.
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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)
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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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Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. The country was a point of contention during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a nuclear war nearly broke out during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
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From as early as 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from multiple neighbouring countries in conflict. An estimated 2.1 million Palestinian and 1.4 million Syrian refugees are present in Jordan as of a 2015 census. The kingdom is also a refuge to thousands of Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution by ISIL.