President Higgins addresses UN 75th anniversary event

Mon 21st Sep, 2020 | 19:00
location: (Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráín

(Dublin) Áras an Uachtaráín

Monday, 21st September, 2020

President Higgins addresses UN 75th anniversary event

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President Higgins addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, marking the UN’s 75th anniversary.

The United Nations was established in 1945 and has been marking its 75th anniversary with what the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called a “people’s debate”. 

Since taking office, President Higgins has addressed UN meetings on a number of occasions, including the General Assembly in 2019 and a range of thematic summit meetings.

This year, the UN General Assembly, normally the busiest time of year at the UN, has had to be re-imagined as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and many of the events took place remotely. 

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