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The General Assembly holds an interactive dialogue on the theme "Achievements of Multilateralism and the Future of the United Nations" to commemorate and promote the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. The dialogue will reflect on the achievements of the multilateral system, discuss the current challenges of multilateralism, as well as how to ensure an effective and inclusive multilateral system in the post-COVID era, especially at a time when the principles of multilateralism have never been more important and more in need of support. 

Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders, addresses the meeting.
Seated at dais are Volkan Bozkir (left), President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, and Secretary-General António Guterres.The United Nations joins landmarks around the world as it turns off lights at its New York Headquarters, in observance of "Earth Hour".The General Assembly holds an informal dialogue with a candidate for the position of Secretary-General. UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the meeting.Pollution of the environment has become so widespread that all forms or life are threatened. In June 1972 representatives or some 130 nations met in Stockholm for an unprecedented meeting under the auspices of the United Nations to seek ways or translating their concern about the deterioration or conditions on our planet into a global attack on the problem.
Wild birds resting on Chale Swamp Lake near Dodoma. [No exact date]Omar Hilale, outgoing Chair of the Committee on Information and Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, hands the gavel to Cristian Espinosa Cañizares, newly elected Chair of the Committee on Information and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, during the 1st meeting of the 43rd Session of the Committee on Information.A woman and her child await free medical services provided by Ugandan and other personnel of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), at Qatar Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu. The free services are part of a week-long programme called Tarehe Sita – Kiswahili for “6 February” – the date which commemorates the establishment of the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF).Haitian jazz songstress Rachelle Jeanty performs in the General Assembly Hall for the UN’s 2012 gala concert raising awareness on the legacy of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The concert this year also helps to rally support and funds for a Permanent Memorial at the UN honouring the victims of slavery.Four-year-old Xima Awada Yakub (left) and her sister, Zamai, reading books at the newly restored library at the Cultural Centre in El Fasher, North Darfur. The African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) sponsored the rehabilitation of the library, which was inaugurated today.Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May.General Assembly holds an informal interactive dialogue with the candidate for the position of President of the General Assembly for the seventy-sixth session, Mr. Zalmai Rassoul from Afghanistan.

Mr. Zalmai (right) picks numbers corresponding to questions that he will be asked to respond to during the dialogue. At left is Volkan Bozkir, President of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly.Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the General Assembly high-level interactive dialogue on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). 
The dialogue on Tackling AMR is an important opportunity to strengthen political commitment, take stock of progress, recommit to actions, and build back better from COVID-19 by agreeing further practical steps that can effectively address challenges to tackling AMR as part of future pandemic preparedness through a One Health approach while supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).A radio journalist at work in Juba, South Sudan, on World Press Freedom Day (3 May).A view of the artwork depicting migrants at the main entrance of the venue of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, convened on 10 and 11 December in Marrakech, Morocco, under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly.Secretary-General António Guterres holds the annual Memorial Service to honour United Nations Personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty from 1 January to 31 December 2020.

Patricia Nemeth, President of the United Nations Staff Union, addresses the memorial service.An inflatable sculpture by British artist Alan Parkinson has opened at the United Nations office at Geneva (UNOG). The walk-through 'Luminarium' sculpture is designed to challenge diplomats, UN officials, school children and communities to think more creatively about how to make the work of the Human Rights Council better understood and applied around the world.
A visitor walks through the art installation.A staff member of the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) vaccinates a child against measles in a refugee camp.A view of the conversation “Addressing Racism in the Workplace” with Catherine Pollard (right), Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, and Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General of Global Communications.Two young boys carrying water walk down a road next to a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.A view of the press briefing by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on the launch of the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises. The briefers are Dominique Burgeon, Director of the FAO Liaison Office in Geneva and FAO's Office of Emergencies and Arif Husain, WFP's Chief Economist.
Seated at left is Edith Lederer, UN Correspondent from the Associated Press (AP).General Assembly holds an informal interactive dialogue with the candidate for the position of President of the General Assembly for the seventy-sixth session, Mr. Abdulla Shahid from the Maldives.

A wide view of the Assembly Hall as Mr. Shahid (on screens) addresses the meeting.

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