22-29 September 2020

Tuesday, 22 September 2020



List of Speakers



"The Future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action."

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the UN

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, will introduce the annual report on the activities of the Organization at the opening of the general debate.

UN 75th anniversary commemoration

At the high-level meeting Member States will formally adopt a declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Organization. The UN75 Report, summarizing the findings of the global dialogues, will also be shared.


This year, because of the pandemic, world leaders have been invited to send in pre-recorded videos of their speeches which will be broadcast “as live”.

Multimedia resources

UN Web TV provides live and on-demand coverage of the general debate and other high-level events.

UN News produces daily news content, also available on the UN News app.

UN Meetings Coverage provides in-depth, speaker-by-speaker summaries of the general debate.

UN Social Media posts regular updates about the general debate. Join the conversation with #UNGA !

United Nations Photo covers UN meetings and events, including the general debate.

For delegations

The 2020 Delegates Handbook edition provides information on all services available to delegates, including about the innovative approaches adopted by the Secretariat to ensure business continuity during the general debate.

For the media

The Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit will not issue temporary media accreditation for the high-level period of GA75. There will not be a media centre and access to media booths will be limited for resident correspondents.

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