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75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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This year marks the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 75), opening in New York on September 15, 2020.  UNGA High-Level Week will take place September 21-25.  The 75th Anniversary is an opportunity for the United States to remind member states to hold true to its principles of advancing peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development.


A Dialogue with the World’s Top Ten Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs

On September 24th, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun hosted a virtual dialogue about global humanitarian needs with the world’s top ten donors of humanitarian assistance and leaders of UN agencies on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly High Level Week. In his remarks, Deputy Secretary Biegun recognized the good achieved by the strong ties between the United States and its valuable partners, and underscored the deeply-seated commitment of Americans to help the world’s most vulnerable people.

Read the full remarks of Deputy Secretary Biegun


Ambassador Kelly Craft Remarks at a UN Security Council High-Level Meeting on Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Post-COVID-19 Global Governance

Read the full remarks of Ambassador Craft


Promoting & Protecting Human Rights: A Rededication to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


President Trump Addresses the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

On September 22, President Trump made remarks to the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.  Noting that if the United Nations is to be an effective organization, it must focus on the real problems of the world.  “This includes terrorism, the oppression of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, human and sex trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities.”

“America will always be a leader in human rights. My administration is advancing religious liberty, opportunity for women, the decriminalization of homosexuality, combatting human trafficking, and protecting unborn children.”

Read the President’s remarks to the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.


U.S. Department of State

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