The UN invited world leaders to send video messages to the session of the General Assembly

It was decided to abandon the traditional format of personal speeches at the September meeting because of the coronavirus.

World leaders will deliver video messages instead of a physical presence at the UN in September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This decision of the UN General Assembly allows participating in people who do not dare to come to the US, for example, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

The annual high-level meeting was to be a week-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the international organization. But the Secretary-General, António Guterres, suggested in May that the leaders sent a video message due to possible problems with travel.

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to the individual measures.

“Each member state, observer state, and the European Union may submit a pre-recorded statement by the head of state, Vice-President, crown Prince or Princess, head of government, Minister or Deputy Minister, which will be reproduced in the UN General Assembly, after a presentation made by a physically present representative,” the decision States.

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