The Heat: United Nations General Assembly

The Heat

With a mission of continuing discussion on sustainable development, the annual United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York. From climate change to the refugee and migrant crisis, world leaders discuss pressing global issues.

For the outlook on this year’s UNGA CCTV America’s Nathan King reports from New York.

To discuss the 71st United Nations General Assembly:

  • Peter Thomson, president of the 71st United Nations General Assembly and former permanent representative of Fiji to the United Nations.

To explore the key events and policy priorities for member states:

  • Liu Tiewa, a professor of international studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
  • Raghida Dergham, a columnist and senior diplomatic correspondent for Al Hayat daily.
  • Daniel Honig, a professor of international development at Johns Hopkins University.

Catch CCTV’s coverage of the UNGA on the air and online.