With world leaders living far away from New York and giving scheduled speeches via video link, the General Assembly of the General Assembly, traditionally the highest UN event of this year, will be the highlight this year in September for Covid -19.
The new approach is the result of an ongoing epidemic in which many countries continue to fight health, social and economic problems on the issue, a UN spokesman said on Thursday, UN News reported.
While the number of new COVID-19 cases in New York has dropped dramatically, as the city was briefly affected by the global epidemic in April, the United States as a whole has nearly four million cases, higher than any other country.
Previously recorded talks
At a press conference on Thursday, Reem Abaza, spokesman for National Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said each Member, Observer State and the European Union, had been invited to submit a written video, presented by his senior staff, to be played at the General Assembly Hall.
The Hall will be empty, however, Abaza explained that the videos will be presented by each State representative, who will be physically present.
The same process will use a series of high-level special events scheduled to take place, including a commemoration commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations; biological conference; and a meeting to commemorate, and encourage, the International Day for the Elimination of Stainless Steel.
Abaza told reporters that more details about this year’s event organization would be released “in due course”.
Private events, such as New York Climate Week, are unlikely to welcome newcomers to New York this year, following Muhammad-Bande’s suggestion that they be sent online.
‘Process of Peace’
The decision to introduce pre-recorded videos in the High-Level General Debate, which took place at the beginning of the 75th session of the National Assembly, was made by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, using the novel ‘peace process.’
Under this approach, draft resolutions are propagated by the President of the National Assembly, which gives Member States a 72-hour deadline, to escalate the conflict. If there is no objection, the President circles the letter, confirming that a decision has been made.