21 September 2020

UN marks 75 years with virtual meeting as pandemic keeps world leaders at home


The United Nations marks its 75th anniversary on Monday but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be barely any guests. World leaders will stay at home for what is usually the biggest diplomatic event of the year. They have sent pre-recorded speeches for the first-ever almost entirely virtual United Nations General Assembly.The only audible sound in the huge empty hall of the United Nations General Assembly, ahead of this year’s scaled-down General Assembly, or UNGA as it is often dubbed, [...]