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World facing COVID-19, instability, conflict, climate change: UNGA President

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(Yoshita Singh)

United Nations, Sep 21 (PTI) The President of the High-Level 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, Abdullah Shahid, said on Tuesday that the world is still facing the challenges of instability, conflict, COVID-19 and climate change.

At the same time, he warned world leaders that they are at a critical juncture and may choose to go down a path of isolation and mutual destruction or walk together.

In his address at the opening of the 76th General Discussion, Shahid said that the challenges of climate change and pandemic kept people awake at night and increased restlessness and anxiety.

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“The world wants peace of mind. People want to solve challenges and face it collectively. And the challenges are no less. Instability, conflict, COVID-19, climate change. This list is long. ”

He said that several vaccines have been developed for Kovid-19 in record time. Scientists and researchers from dozens of countries achieved a feat with the integrated intelligence of humans.

The Maldivian foreign minister, who was sworn in as the president of the 76th session of the General Assembly last week, said people are not wrong when they worry that world leaders are not doing enough to solve the problems facing the world. are.

He said, “We have vaccines on Kovid-19. We have innovation in renewable energy, appropriate technology on climate change and we are moving away from fossil fuels. Once again, there is only a lack of political support and funding.

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