U.S. President Biden’s UNGA address

World Today

President Joe Biden, center, alongside Antony Blinken U.S. Secretary of State, left, and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, right, leave following his speech at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, during the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, Pool)

Joe Biden used his first address as U.S. President to the United Nations General Assembly, to stress his commitment to reestablishing the U.S. at the forefront of international diplomacy.

He said working together was key to combating the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

But he failed to directly address a number of controversies that have impacted the U.S.’s reputation on multilateralism in recent weeks.