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Opening of 76th General Assembly

The General Assembly opens its seventy-sixth session in challenging times. President, H.E. Abdulla Shahid takes the leadership of the Assembly, committed to focus on “Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainability, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations”. The current session also holds the potential to be a “super session for nature” — marked by the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference and other high-level conferences on biodiversity, desertification, energy, sustainable transport and food systems.

President, H.E. Abdulla Shahid

This year’s session will follow a hybrid format with in-person statements by Heads of State, as well as virtual ones.
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