Developing Countries Need More Financial Aid, Influence in Multilateral Institutions to Overcome Economic Devastation from COVID-19, Speakers Tell General Assembly

22 Sep

Developing countries are suffering the brutal economic effects of COVID-19 disproportionately and require more comprehensive financing assistance in the wake of the pandemic, the General Assembly heard today as it continued its general debate with in-person and pre-recorded video messages from 29 Heads of State and Government.

General Assembly Needs Stronger Preventive Diplomacy Tools, More Staff, Streamlined Agenda to Get Ahead of Crises, Outgoing President Says, Concluding Current Session

14 Sep

The General Assembly concluded its seventy-fifth session on Tuesday, with outgoing President Volkan Bozkir (Turkey) making recommendations to strengthen the 193-member organ’s ability to meet key global challenges and give voice to those most in need.

Resolutions Concerning Multidimensional Impact of Covid-19 on African Countries, Pushing Back Session Closing Date, among Texts Adopted by General Assembly

9 Sep

The General Assembly adopted six texts today, the first postponing the closing date of its seventy-fifth session to 14 September 2021, with others more broadly addressing issues in Africa and the Caribbean, and deciding that the United Nations Ocean Conference co-hosted by Kenya and Portugal will take place in Lisbon from 27 June to 1 July 2022.

Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s Potential Will Not Be Realized until It Enters into Force, Speakers Stress, as General Assembly Marks International Day

8 Sep

The General Assembly commemorated the International Day against Nuclear Tests today, with speakers praising the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as a landmark instrument, while warning that its potential will not be fully realized until it enters into force.