The General Debate, which provides all 193 member states with a platform to address the UN body, will take place in New York. AP
The General Debate, which provides all 193 member states with a platform to address the UN body, will take place in New York. AP

UNGA 2021: the UN General Assembly schedule



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The 76th UN General Assembly begins on September 14, with diplomats from all over the world travelling to New York.

The highlight will be the week-long General Debate, which provides all 193 member states with a platform to address the UN body.

Each day of the General Assembly General Debate runs in two parts. The morning session takes place from 9am local time (UTC-5) to 2.45pm. The afternoon sessions run between 3pm and 9pm.

The National has compiled a provisional schedule of speakers:

Tuesday, September 21

Morning

Brazil

United States

Maldives

Colombia

Qatar

Slovakia

Portugal

Kyrgyzstan

Lithuania

Uzbekistan

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Iran

Chile

Korea

Turkey

Switzerland

China

Afternoon

Croatia

Egypt

Peru

Turkmenistan

Finland

Philippines

El Salvador

Argentina

Palau

Romania

Costa Rica

Poland

Ecuador

Latvia

Bulgaria

Zambia

Hungary

Wednesday, September 23

Morning

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jordan

Madagascar

Ghana

Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia

Guatemala

Marshall Islands

Republic of Moldova

Uruguay

Estonia

Suriname

Sierra Leone

Afternoon

Venezuela

Mongolia

Kenya

Honduras

Indonesia

Ukraine

Malawi

Cabo Verde

Vietnam

Togo

Dominican Republic

Guinea-Bissau

Djibouti

Kazakhstan

Thursday, September 23

Morning

South Africa

Guyana

Botswana

Cuba

Angola

Burkina Faso

Panama

Montenegro

Namibia

North Macedonia

Nauru

Zimbabwe

Chad

Comoros

Gabon

Tanzania

Liberia

Iraq

Afternoon

Micronesia

Burundi

Bolivia

El Salvador

Tajikistan

Uganda

Azerbaijan

Libya

Monaco

Equatorial Guinea

Kiribati

Seychelles

Lesotho

Italy

Friday, September 24

Morning

Cyprus

Nigeria

Lebanon

Senegal

Nicaragua

Germany

Slovenia

State of Palestine

European Union

Gambia

Armenia

Mauritius

Sweden

Barbados

Bangladesh

Netherlands

Japan

Malta

Ireland

Afternoon

Albania

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Luxembourg

Greece

United Kingdom

Pakistan

Georgia

Australia

Kuwait

Serbia

Trinidad and Tobago

Denmark

Jamaica

Norway

Italy

Lesotho

Belize

Saturday, September 25

Morning

India

Nepal

Saint Lucia

Andorra

Canada

Eswatini

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Haiti

Malaysia

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Sudan

Cambodia

Fiji

Bhutan

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Belgium

Bahamas

Thailand

Iraq

Afternoon

Samoa

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Antigua and Barbuda

Solomon Islands

Congo

Tonga

Mali

Holy See

Ethiopia

Russian Federation

Czech Republic

Liechtenstein

Austria

Monday, September 27

Morning

Singapore

Belarus

Yemen

United Arab Emirates

Syria

Iceland

Algeria

Saudi Arabia

Grenada

Eritrea

Bahrain

San Marino

Oman

Sao Tome and Principe

Paraguay

Cote d'Ivoire

Timor Leste

Brunei

Mauritania

Niger

Afternoon

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Myanmar

Guinea

Afghanistan

Results

Catchweight 60kg: Mohammed Al Katheeri (UAE) beat Mostafa El Hamy (EGY) TKO round 3

Light Heavyweight: Ibrahim El Sawi (EGY) no contest Kevin Oumar (COM) Unintentional knee by Oumer

Catchweight 73kg:  Yazid Chouchane (ALG) beat Ahmad Al Boussairy (KUW) Unanimous decision

Featherweight: Faris Khaleel Asha (JOR) beat Yousef Al Housani (UAE) TKO in round 2 through foot injury

Welterweight: Omar Hussein (JOR) beat Yassin Najid (MAR); Split decision

Middleweight: Yousri Belgaroui (TUN) beat Sallah Eddine Dekhissi (MAR); Round-1 TKO

Lightweight: Abdullah Mohammed Ali Musalim (UAE) beat Medhat Hussein (EGY); Triangle choke submission

Welterweight: Abdulla Al Bousheiri (KUW) beat Sofiane Oudina (ALG); Triangle choke Round-1

Lightweight: Mohammad Yahya (UAE) beat Saleem Al Bakri (JOR); Unanimous decision

Bantamweight: Ali Taleb (IRQ) beat Nawras Abzakh (JOR); TKO round-2

Catchweight 63kg: Rany Saadeh (PAL) beat Abdel Ali Hariri (MAR); Unanimous decision

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Can NRIs vote in the election?

Indians residing overseas cannot cast their ballot abroad

Non-resident Indians or NRIs can vote only by going to a polling booth in their home constituency

There are about 3.1 million NRIs living overseas

Indians have urged political parties to extend the right to vote to citizens residing overseas

A committee of the Election Commission of India approved of proxy voting for non-resident Indians

Proxy voting means that a person can authorise someone residing in the same polling booth area to cast a vote on his behalf.

This option is currently available for the armed forces, police and government officials posted outside India

A bill was passed in the lower house of India’s parliament or the Lok Sabha to extend proxy voting to non-resident Indians

However, this did not come before the upper house or Rajya Sabha and has lapsed

The issue of NRI voting draws a huge amount of interest in India and overseas

Over the past few months, Indians have received messages on mobile phones and on social media claiming that NRIs can cast their votes online

The Election Commission of India then clarified that NRIs could not vote online

The Election Commission lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police asking it to clamp down on the people spreading misinformation

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Nick Diaz v Vicente Luque
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Deiveson Figueiredo v Marlon Vera
Mackenzie Dern v Loopy Godinez

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It has 40 members, eight of whom are women. The members represent the UAE population through each of the emirates. Abu Dhabi and Dubai have eight members each, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah six, and Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain have four.
They bring Emirati issues to the council for debate and put those concerns to ministers summoned for questioning. 
The FNC’s main functions include passing, amending or rejecting federal draft laws, discussing international treaties and agreements, and offering recommendations on general subjects raised during sessions.
Federal draft laws must first pass through the FNC for recommendations when members can amend the laws to suit the needs of citizens. The draft laws are then forwarded to the Cabinet for consideration and approval. 
Since 2006, half of the members have been elected by UAE citizens to serve four-year terms and the other half are appointed by the Ruler’s Courts of the seven emirates.
In the 2015 elections, 78 of the 252 candidates were women. Women also represented 48 per cent of all voters and 67 per cent of the voters were under the age of 40.
 

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3). Erik Lamela - Roma - £25m: Jury still out

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7). David Bentley - Blackburn Rovers - £18m: Flop

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Director: Michael Sarnoski

Rating: 4/5

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Updated: September 22, 2021, 9:20 AM