The United Nations is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The UN charter was signed in 1945 to establish international rules for a world shattered by the Second World War. Since that time, the UN has navigated tumultuous events including wars, invasions, nuclear proliferation and climate change.
This year’s UN General Assembly in New York will be held in the shadow of a rampaging pandemic that has killed more than 900-thousand people around the world.
As part of our programming celebrating 75 years of the UN, we’re focusing on some of the biggest challenges the world faces. In this episode, Anand Naidoo interviews Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah Al Mouallimi on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, Saudi’s role in Yemen, its ties with Iran, the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement and much more.