Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the launch of the Policy Brief on COVID-19 and the Arab Region: An Opportunity to Build Back Better, in New York today:
Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s video message for the launch of “Recovering Better: Economic and Social Challenges and Opportunities”, an essay compilation of the United Nations High‑Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs, in New York today:
The General Assembly — operating under the silence procedure it has embraced amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — adopted five decisions on 21 and 22 July, including one extending that procedure until 31 August and another setting out hybrid virtual and in-person modalities for its upcoming high-level general debate.
The General Assembly on 10 July opened its thirty-first special session on the COVID-19 pandemic, the first special session convened in four years, with a general debate envisioned and questions remaining about the format and modalities for holding formal meetings on a virtual platform.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s keynote remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the High-Level Political Forum side event on Sustainable Finance’s Role in Reducing Modern Slavery: COVID-19’s Lessons on Protecting the Most Vulnerable, in New York today:
NEW YORK, 10 July (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) — The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week organized by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism concluded its discussions on Friday, 10 July.