World leaders to discuss peace, security issues at UNGA session
List of speakers include 145 heads of state and government, six vice presidents, four deputy prime ministers and 38 ministers or chiefs of delegations.
NEW YORK: Wworld leaders at UN General Assembly session to deliberate about key international peace and security issues.
US President Joe Biden, as leader of the host country, will be the second speaker on Tuesday, the opening day of the annual gathering of world leaders.
The list of speakers indicates the presence of 145 heads of state and government, six vice presidents, four deputy prime ministers and 38 ministers or chiefs of delegations — a total of 196. This year’s theme is ‘restoring trust and reigniting global solidarity’.
In a series of briefings, UN officials have said that efforts to address global south needs, including tackling poverty and diseases and improving access to clean water and energy, are trailing far behind the target.