The annual session of the UN General Assembly in new York in September this year under threat due to pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19. This was stated by UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, according to The Brussels Times.
In his opinion, “it is unlikely that thousands of world leaders gather in new York”.
“World leaders were to meet in new York, the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, September 15, at the meeting dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the intergovernmental authority,” said Guterres.
The UN Secretary General said that the issue of alternative ways of conducting session.
“The annual meeting has never been questioned, but has been postponed twice, including after the September 11 attacks in new York,” he added.
17 September 2019 in the headquarters of the United Nations in new York, the opening of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. General debate held from 24th to 30th September. At the annual meeting brought together representatives of the 193 countries of the world. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky from 23 to 26 September was on a visit to USA, where he participated in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in new York.