"Building resilience through hope – to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalize the United Nations”.
This year, the debate was conducted in a hybrid fashion, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heads of State or Government elected to either deliver their statement live from the podium in the General Assembly Hall, or have a delegate introduce their pre-recorded statement.
Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the UN
The UN Secretary-General introduced the Annual Report on the Activities of the Organization at the opening of the general debate.