74th session of UN General Assembly kicks off in New York

the 74th accession of the UN General
Assembly opened in New York on Tuesday bringing together world leaders and
diplomats from 193 member states however one diplomat wasn’t there
Archie McGann tells us more world leaders gathered in New York on Tuesday
for the United Nations General Assembly the main event of the session the
general debate will run from September 24th to the 30th with nearly 200
representatives from around the world taking to the floor to deliver their
speeches following the UN tradition Brazil will be the first to speak
followed by host country the United States South Korean president moon
jae-in who has attended the event for each of the past three years
is scheduled to speak on the first day of the debate he is expected to bring up
the peace process on the Korean Peninsula and call for combined efforts
to achieve lasting peace president moon is also scheduled to hold separate talks
with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the session for North Korea
foreign minister Lee young-ho who has also attended the event in previous
sessions will not show up this year instead the country’s ambassador to the
UN kim sung who represent pyongyang on the last day with the stalled
denuclearization talks between the u.s. and North Korea attention is focused on
what the representatives of the two countries will say another hot potato
during the session is whether the leaders of the u.s. and Iran will sit
down for talks as tensions have been escalating following major attacks on
Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure which Washington blamed on Iran alongside the
general debate high-level meetings are also set to be held throughout the
session to discuss climate change and accelerate progress on sustainable
development aimed at securing healthy peaceful and prosperous lives for all
Kim Morgan Arirang news


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