2020 has been an eventful year, with a number of global events taking place around the world. From the coronavirus pandemic to the US presidential election, there has been no shortage of newsworthy topics. As the year draws to a close, it’s important to take stock of the major events that have shaped the world this year. Here is a look at some of the biggest events of 2020, and what to expect in the coming year.
The Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has been the biggest global event of 2020. Since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China in late 2019, the virus has spread to nearly every corner of the world. The virus has had a devastating impact on economies, health systems, and social life, with millions of people infected and hundreds of thousands of deaths. As the pandemic continues, governments around the world are struggling to contain the spread and develop effective treatments and vaccines.
The US Presidential Election
The US presidential election was one of the most closely watched events of 2020. After a contentious campaign season, Joe Biden emerged victorious over Donald Trump. The election was notable for its high voter turnout and the record-breaking number of mail-in ballots. The results of the election have been contested by the Trump administration, but Biden is expected to take office in January 2021.
The Black Lives Matter Movement
The Black Lives Matter movement has been a major force in 2020. The movement was sparked by the death of George Floyd in May, and quickly spread around the world. Protests against police brutality and systemic racism have taken place in cities across the US and around the world. The movement has also inspired a renewed focus on issues of racial justice and inequality.
Climate change has been a major focus of 2020, with a number of significant events taking place. The United Nations held a virtual climate summit in September, where world leaders discussed the need for urgent action on climate change. In November, the US officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement, a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the effects of climate change become more apparent, the need for global action is becoming increasingly urgent.
The UK’s long-awaited departure from the European Union finally took place in January 2020. The Brexit process has been a long and complicated one, with a number of issues still to be resolved. The UK is currently in a transition period, during which the country will negotiate a new trade deal with the EU. The outcome of the negotiations will have a major impact on the future of the UK and the EU.
These are just a few of the major global events of 2020. As the year draws to a close, it’s important to take stock of the events that have shaped the world this year. As 2021 approaches, it will be interesting to see what new events and developments take place around the world.