South Africa set to pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

On Monday, 21 September 2020, The President will pay tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. 

The commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations is an opportunity for reflection on the work of the United Nations and an overview of its successes and challenges. 

The commemoration will reaffirm the importance of multilateralism in addressing development, human rights, peace and security.

In his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, President Ramaphosa will, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, address the opening day of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 The President will assert the continent’s position on global and continental peace, security and development’s challenge and outline the African Union’s programme of action in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving the goal of Silencing the Guns. 

South Africa is in its final year of its term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and will take up the Presidency of the Council in December 2020. 

In a collaborative effort to enhance and maintain multilateralism, South Africa will partake in the following High-Level Meeting during the course of UNGA75:

Proceedings at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly can be followed on UN Web TV ( )

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