The United Nations General Assembly is well underway in New York as world leaders gather to discuss some of the most pressing global issues.
Climate change, food security, education and the Russia–Ukraine crisis are all on the agenda among other issues.
CGTN’s Dezhi Xu spoke with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about the challenges the UN faces right now.
Sustainability is another key part of this year’s assembly – refocusing the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals and accomplishing them by 2030.
Joining the discussion:
- Antonio Guterres is the United Nations Secretary-General.
- Amina Mohammed is the Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group
We can still rescue the #GlobalGoals and get back on track to building a better world that leaves no one behind.
Young people are demanding action across all areas. We cannot let them down.
Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/uFaRCR0wms
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 19, 2022
The 17 SDGs are our roadmap through crises related to climate, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic.
We don't have time to waste.
— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) September 19, 2022
— United Nations (@UN) September 19, 2022
Every year, leaders gather at UNHQ for the General Assembly, where they take on some of the biggest challenges facing our world today.
Swipe through to learn some fast facts about #UNGA, the busiest diplomatic week of the year!
— United Nations (@UN) September 18, 2022