Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday insisted he will attend the UN General Assembly next week in New York despite not having taken a COVID-19 vaccine.
The United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary on Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity”, even as COVID-19 underscores the fragility of international cooperation.
The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom. The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the media on Tuesday for “lying” about the fires in the Amazon and criticized international concern for the rainforest as fueled by interest in the region’s biodiversity and mineral wealth.
The Organization of American States (OAS), Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza will be sworn Monday for a second five year term. Chilean born Insulza will take the oath at a special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington DC.