NEW YORK, Sep 16 (IPS) - Mandeep Tiwana is chief programmes officer at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. He heads CIVICUS's UN liaison office in New York.This September, New Yorkers will be a lot less annoyed. They've been spared the annual disruptions from road closures, sirens and movement of security forces accompanying world leaders who attend the UN General Assembly. By largely moving online due to COVID-19, the world's most significant gathering will be missing some of its excitement even as the UN celebrates an important 75th anniversary in 2020.
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