The Lid is On
The Lid is On
Sep 15, 2020
PODCAST: UN chief names COVID, a ceasefire, and climate as UN75 priorities
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Although COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines, a host of other global challenges have not gone away, such as conflict, famine and the existential threat posed by climate change.

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, will try to refocus attention on some of these themes at the seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly, which opens this week.

In this special edition of our Lid is On podcast, UN News’s Arabic chief, May Yaacoub spoke exclusively to Mr. Guterres, to find out what his priorities are for the event, in a year upended by crises on multiple levels. 

Music credit: Within the Earth, Ketsa

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