Global Political Calendar: UN marks 75th anniversary
Updated 13:41, 20-Sep-2020

A high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations convenes on Monday, world leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to attend via pre-recorded messages.

UN high-level meeting to commemorate its 75th anniversary

The one-day high-level meeting, themed "The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism," is expected to take place on Monday.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, heads of state and government will exchange statements on multilateralism via pre-recorded messages. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to attend the high-level meeting via video.

UN General Debate

The General Debate, held at the beginning of each session of the General Assembly, provides an opportunity for world leaders to deliver a statement on global issues. This year's debate, starts on September 22-26 and September 29, invites world leaders to discuss effective multilateral action amid COVID-19.

Day by day:

Monday: High-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations; EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Parliament President David Sassoli for negotiations on the next EU budget and its recovery fund; IAEA 64th General Conference (to September 25).

Tuesday: World leaders take part in 75th annual UN General Assembly high-level debate (to September 26); EU General Affairs Council meeting.

Wednesday: Polish President Andrzej Duda visits Italy and meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (to September 24).

Thursday: UN Security Council virtual summit meeting on "global governance post COVID-19"; Special European Council meeting (to September 25); EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.

Friday: APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting (virtual meeting); World Health Summit (to September 27).

Saturday: A peaceful day for politics.

Sunday: A peaceful day for politics.