China News Agency, United Nations, September 14 (Reporter Madelin) The closing meeting of the 75th UN General Assembly and the opening meeting of the 76th UN General Assembly were held on the 14th at the UN headquarters in New York.

  In the afternoon of the same day, the closing meeting of the 75th UN General Assembly was held first.

Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th UN General Assembly, summarized the work of the past year, focusing on issues such as fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic, promoting fair development, and achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Bozker expressed his gratitude to the member states and various UN departments and agencies for their support and help.

  Abdulla Shahid, chairman of the 76th UN General Assembly and Maldivian diplomat (Abdulla Shahid), took the oath of office after giving a speech in Bozkir.

  After the closing meeting, under the witness of UN Secretary-General Guterres, Bozker gave Shahid the gavel symbolizing the power of the president of the UN General Assembly.

A few minutes later, Shahid knocked the "gavel" on the rostrum to announce the official opening of the 76th UN General Assembly.

Shahid said that he will work hard to innovate the work of the UN General Assembly and inject new vitality into the UN.

He also announced the main business arrangements for this session of the UN General Assembly High-level Week.

  Guterres spoke separately at the closing and opening meetings.

He said that under the leadership of Bozker, the UN General Assembly passed a series of major resolutions in the past year on issues such as peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, addressing climate change, and combating human trafficking.

This shows that the international community can work together to achieve results.

In the coming year, humankind will face the challenges of fighting the epidemic, tackling climate change, narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor, achieving sustainable development, and protecting human rights. The challenges will continue unabated.

  Guterres expressed his expectation to work closely with Shahid to serve and support countries at this extraordinary moment, to give full play to the potential of the multilateral system and the United Nations, and to fulfill solemn commitments.

  As usual, the United Nations generally holds the closing meeting of the previous UN General Assembly the day before the opening of the current UN General Assembly.

As the new crown pneumonia epidemic is still continuing, this year, referring to the 2020 approach, the closing meeting and opening meeting will be held on the same day consecutively. Each delegation allows two people to participate (one person last year).

During the subsequent high-level week of the UN General Assembly, each delegation can send up to four representatives to the UN headquarters to participate in activities.

  The general debate of the United Nations General Assembly that has received the most attention will be held from September 21 to 25 and 27. Representatives from various countries can speak on the spot or in the form of pre-recorded video. In addition, the current session of the UN General Assembly will hold a series of high-level meetings and activities on topics such as sustainable development goals, food systems, combating racism, poverty reduction, and eliminating nuclear weapons from September 20 to 28. (over)