Ireland Confusion around COVID-19 controls at the UN General Assembly

14:50  18 september  2021
14:50  18 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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 A major symbol of the United States Slavagist Pubbling © Pool The Gigantic Statue of General Lee, the former commander of the Southerners, in the process of disassembly in Richmond (United States), September 8, 2021 after several Years of focused tensions on the United States slavery, the most important monument denounced as a racist symbol in the country was resulted on Wednesday in Virginia: the gigantic Statue of General Lee, the former commander of the Southerners.

Une centaine de dirigeants sont attendus la semaine prochaine à New York malgré les craintes liées au Covid-19 pour l'Assemblée générale annuelle de l'ONU. © Angela Weiss AFP / File A hundred leaders are expected next week in New York despite CVIV-19 fears for the Assembly annual general of the UN.

The city of New York announced ten days ago that the UN was a public place, subject to the obligation to vaccinate for any gathering inside. And after confirming that participants in the General Assembly (AG) should show proof of vaccination to return to the United Nations, the President of the AG, Abdulla Shahid, had to turn off under pressure.

with our correspondent in New York, Carrie Nooten

a few weeks ago, the American Ambassador at the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield , wrote to his 193 counterparts with a particular supplication: convince their leaders of States to send videos rather than coming in person to the UN General Assembly. Despite this, a hundred leaders will land this weekend in New York. But, for worries of equity and by will not to politicize the debate around the vaccine, the Organization will not ultimately require proof of vaccination to participants. It will mainly count on the meaning of "responsibilities" of each. This makes the United States febrile.

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 in Chile, September 11 mark the Pinochet military coup in 1973 © Martin Bernetti / AFP The names of the victims of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet displayed on a wall of Santiago (image of illustration). This is another September 11 that this Saturday commemorates in the country: the 1973 military coup against the Socialist President Salvador Allende. With a particular context this year since the Chileans elected in May a constituent assembly to replace the constitution inherited from the dictatorship of Pinochet.

"A very contaminator event"?

"We are concerned that this great gathering to the United Nations is a very contaminating event, and we need to take precautions," says Linda Thomas-Greenfield. On Monday, I will go for a test at the test stand and vaccination at the entrance of the United Nations before participating in meetings.

On the other hand, the diplomats are no longer exempt from the rules imposed at the federal level: even the Brazilian President Bolsonaro, proud not to be vaccinated, will have to show the results of a test made in three days to pass the American customs.

outside the UN website, in any closed place of the American economic and cultural capital (restaurants, gyms, cinemas, museums, convention centers - with the exception of transport, banks, companies ) Leaders and diplomats present will have to be able to present proof of vaccination.

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New York. Kermit the frog, windright forests and exhausted candles: The British Prime Minister again gives the class clown before the UN General Assembly. His speech revolves around the fight against the climate crisis. © Eduardo Munoz The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at his address before the 76th UN General Assembly. The British Premier Boris Johnson continued his tradition of absurd-strange performances before the UN General Assembly with a speech to fight climate change.

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