General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Global Dispatches Live From UNGA — Day 3 | A Major COVID Summit at the White House | Plus, Panama Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes

The annual opening of the UN General Assembly is always one the most important weeks on the diplomatic calendar. And this year the podcast has partnered with the United Nations Foundation to provide listeners with daily news and expert analysis to give you the context you need to understand what is driving the diplomatic agenda at the United Nations during this key week.

We are recording today’s episode live at 4pm in the afternoon on  Wednesday September 22.

The big diplomatic event today occurred on the margins of the UN General Assembly in a COVID summit convened by the White House. Dozens of world leaders, members of civil society and the private sector participated in this virtual event.  Significantly, the Summit endorsed target for a 70% vaccination rate among people of all countries by the time the UN General Assembly convenes next year. Kate Dodson, Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, explains the key outcomes and overall significance of this White House meeting to the global effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The episode kicks off with the Foreign Minister of Panama Erika Mouynes who takes listeners behind-the-scenes of a senior diplomat as she pursues her key priorities during the most important — and hectic — week in diplomacy.


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