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UN prepares for General Assembly in September sans leaders: sources

Guterres tells staff to arrange for pre-recorded speeches

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told officials at the world body to weigh holding this year's General Assembly in September on schedule but with pre-recorded statements from world leaders rather than in-person speeches, people familiar with the matter said.

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