POST-PANDEMIC GLOBAL GOVERNANCE WILL BE DISCUSS ON UN SUMMIT
Niger’s UN Ambassador Abdou Abarry said it would organize a September 24 videoconference between heads of state to discuss the future of global governance following the coronavirus pandemic.
The session will take place during the annual UN General Assembly gathering of world leaders, which will take place this year mainly by videoconference due to the pandemic.
“This will be an opportunity for our leaders to have political discussions on the need to adapt the current international system embodied by the United Nations and the Security Council in order to effectively face traditional threats to security such as conflicts, but also new threats such as organized crime and pandemics,” Abarry said.
Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou will chair the summit, with participation by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat, Abarry said.