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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics: business, the economy and labor; energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation; government and politics; health and social services; international affairs; national security and terrorism; and rights and justice. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series.

World Leaders Address Multilateralism at United Nations Virtual General Assembly : September 22, September 23, September 26, and September 29, 2020
World Leaders Address Multilateralism at United Nations Virtual General Assembly
Lyndi Schrecengost

The 2020 United Nations General Assembly marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the body’s creation in October 1945. It was also the first time ever that world leaders convened for the annual meeting in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These two unique events formed the basis of many speeches, with some leaders calling on their counterparts across the globe to embrace multilateralism as a means to combat the challenges presented by coronavirus and other pressing issues.

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