In particular, the number of law enforcement officers and security personnel has increased on the streets near the UN headquarters.
The ongoing spread of coronavirus in the world, obviously, cannot but impact the holding of the regular session of the UN General Assembly opening on September 14. However, the presence of distinguished guests at the forum still symbolizes the beginning of a return to normal life.
The 75th anniversary of the United Nations last year could not be celebrated with the solemn holding of the General Assembly. The pandemic of the new coronavirus then brought the full-time program of one of the main events on the international agenda to naught. The spread of new strains of infection, the slowdown in the pace of vaccination in the world threaten to affect the format of the current session. However, the delegations remain optimistic and do not intend to give up the opportunity to speak in person at an authoritative forum so easily.
The culmination of the session will be the holding of a high-level week from September 21 to 27. In August, the host country – the United States-called on countries to transfer events to an online format. The decision to switch to a mixed hybrid system and the plans to organize part of the bilateral meetings on the territory of the diplomatic missions of the states became a kind of compromise.
Meanwhile, the authorities of New York began to prepare for the arrival of representatives of the world establishment. The number of law enforcement and security personnel has increased in the streets near the UN headquarters.