World Leaders are gathering in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Follow this year’s most important topics of discussion, as leaders attempt to agree on solutions.
Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister on strategic partnership with China
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister on floods and cooperation with China
In an exclusive interview, CGTN’s Dezhi Xu sits with Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as they discuss floods in Pakistan and China’s Belt and Road cooperation with Pakistan.
Syrian Foreign Minister on Western sanctions and cooperation with China
In an exclusive interview, CGTN’s Mike Walter sits with Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad as they talk about Western sanctions on Syria and China’s Belt and Road cooperation with Syria.
Greenhouse gases trajectory and China’s strategies to reduce emissions
CGTN’s Mike Walter has an exclusive interview with Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Mr. Simon Stiell on the future greenhouse gas emissions and China’s strategies towards emission reduction.
E-mobility and climate change
World leaders speak at the UNGA
Joe Biden delivered a scathing speech to world leaders gathering in New York on Wednesday, condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine and accusing it of “shamelessly” violating the U.N. Charter.
The U.S. president took to the podium just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, calling up hundreds of thousands of more soldiers to join the fight.
“The Future is Now!” mural calls for climate change awareness during UNGA
The latest on UNGA from CGTNAmerica
President of Bolivia talks about China-Bolivia cooperation
Take a look at part of our exclusive interview of President of Bolivia Luis Arce with CGTN’s Elaine Reyes as he talks about China’s cooperation with Bolivia on helping in providing Bolivia with COVID-19 vaccines .
President of Bolivia talks about Bolivia’s UNGA agenda
Tour the UN grounds with CGTNAmerica
Somalia’s food insecurity
There is a real risk of many people dying from famine this year due to climate change, displacement, the effects of COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia conflict. In East Africa, crippling droughts have made food insecurity even worse. The United Nations World Food Program says children are dying from a lack of food in Somalia. CGTN’s Caroline Malone spoke to the Somali Special Presidential Envoy for Drought Response at the UN headquarters in New York.
Deputy Secretary-General of the UN on China’s model eradication of extreme poverty
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group Amina J. Mohammed was asked by our correspondent Elaine Reyes if the China’s model of extreme poverty eradication can be replicated in other countries especially those that have suffered most from the pandemic, geopolitics and inflation and trying to get their people out of poverty. See what was discussed in our exclusive interview.
Deputy Secretary-General of the UN talks about education
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group Amina J. Mohammed talks about education, the challenges ahead, and what she hopes to be addressed during the General Assembly. See what was discussed in our exclusive interview with our correspondent Elaine Reyes.
Exclusive interview with UN Secretary-General – Different global development models
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke with CCTV’s Dezhi Xu about the different models of global development, China’s method and what countries can learn from one another. Take a look.
Exclusive interview with UN Secretary-General – UN keeping objectivity despite geopolitical tensions
Recent geopolitical issues and conflict have left some commentators asking how the global community can successfully operate, especially institutions like the United Nations. Can the organization keep its objectivity amid these conflicts? UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks with CCTV’s Dezhi Xu about these issues the organization is working on.
Exclusive interview with UN Secretary-General – Reflecting on six years in office
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reflects on what he’s learned and what has succeeded during his six years as the UN Chief. He discusses this with CCTV’s Dezhi Xu.
UNGA and climate action
Climate action is one of the key talking points for high-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has just returned from flood devastated parts of Pakistan, where he said he witnessed a glimpse of a future of climate chaos. He’s promised to address the many challenges facing the planet in his speech next week, as well as make recommendations for solutions.
Fighting food insecurity crisis
There is a real risk of many people dying from famine this year due to climate change, displacement, and the knock-on effects of COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia conflict. In East Africa, crippling droughts have made food insecurity even worse.
The United Nations World Food Program says children are dying from a lack of food in Somalia.
Is the COVID-19 pandemic coming to an end?
The Director General of the United Nation’s health agency said on Wednesday, the end of the pandemic is in sight. But now is not the time to let up efforts to tackle COVID-19.
Two and a half years into the pandemic, some countries are still struggling with ongoing coronavirus outbreaks, with populations inadequately vaccinated, and failing health systems.
There have been violent protests against some blue helmet missions, while funding from UN member states has waned in recent years.
In response, peacekeepers are now adapting to focus more on conflict prevention.
CGTN’s Sarah Walton reports.
Despite many member states accusing Russia of violating the UN charter, the Security Council has failed to take major action.
But the crisis has highlighted the importance of the UN’s humanitarian work and the influence of the Secretary-General.
Sarah Walton reports.
CGTN’s Caroline Malone reports.
UNGA aims to tackle global fuel costs
World leaders at this year’s United Nations General Assembly are expected to appeal for solutions to the worst cost of living crisis in a generation.
Earlier this year, the UN launched a special panel to target rising food prices and helped negotiate a deal to free up grain trapped by fighting in Ukraine.
It’s now hoping to take on energy companies to bring down fuel costs – but analysts say that’s a much tougher challenge.
CGTN’s Sarah Walton reports.
Dignitaries and diplomats prepare for UN General Assembly
The 77th UN General Assembly officially opens on Tuesday.
Over the next two weeks, it will tackle multiple humanitarian crises around the world.
Global cooperation is needed to find solutions for food insecurity, climate change, and inequality.
CGTN’s Caroline Malone reports.
What do New Yorkers think are today’s most important issues?
CGTN’s Nick Harper reports.
World leaders descend on UN for first time since 2019
World leaders will descend on the United Nations headquarters in New York this week – their first face-to-face gathering since 2019.
More than 150 heads of state and high-level representatives will deliver speeches Tuesday through Monday.
Between climate change, a worsening food crisis and the lingering inequalities of the COVID-19 pandemic – there is no shortage of topics to discuss.
But as Toni Waterman explains – it’s the conflict in Ukraine that’s expected to dominate discussions.