United Nations Day – Observance ceremony, 26 October 2020

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “United Nations Day – Observance ceremony, 26 October 2020” – below is their description.

    As part of the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly will hold a mandated meeting to observe UN Day.   The observance ceremony, as mandated by General Assembly resolution 73/299, will highlight UN voices from the field and insiders’ perspectives of UN’s work and the future of the organisation.  The event will include a panel discussion with UN staff of all levels, moderated by the SG’s Youth Envoy, as well as a special symbolic recommitment to the principles of the UN Charter, on the part of Member States.  Opening remarks will be delivered by the President of the General Assembly, Secretary-General, as well as ECOSOC and the Security Council. Programme: https://bit.ly/3oiGxuJ

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