New York, 13 September 2022 (TDI): The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session 2022 took place today at UN Headquarters in New York. It is the 77th session of UNGA and the first in-person session since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The road ahead will be challenging & unpredictable.
But by using the tools of our trade — diplomacy, negotiation & compromise — we can continue supporting people & communities around the world.”
— United Nations (@UN) September 13, 2022
UNGA sessions bring together world leaders, civil society activists, and young people from around the world on the same platform.
These sessions continue for two weeks where attendees engage in speeches, summits, debates, and dialogues.
The 77th session marked the increasing challenges faced by the world. Global inflation, deteriorating economies around the globe, rising poverty, climatic disasters, food insecurity, health emergencies, and their repercussions were discussed.
Despite all these issues, the rise in conflicts and wars is concerning. The increasing number of displaced civilians, rising death toll, injuries, and many more side effects are heartwrenching.
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The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres mentioned the growing poverty and inequality among developed and developing countries. He blamed the global financial system for delaying the recovery and development of the developing world.
While addressing this issue, the UN Chief said, “a morally bankrupt global financial system penalizes developing countries and blocks their path to sustainable recovery along with a climate emergency setting our planet on fire.”
Along with that, the UN Secretary-General thanked the member states for coming together in the wake of such unprecedented times. He urged the nations not to lose hope in United Nations’ efforts.
While reassuring the world he said that the UN will continue to serve the people with utmost dedication. Maintaining peace and security around the globe is the goal of the United Nations and will provide what it promised.
He also emphasized the need for cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals collectively.
In his concluding remarks, he said, “Let us all renew our commitment to cooperation and the eternal tools of diplomacy, dialogue, and debate. Let’s work as one to forge a better, more peaceful future for all”.