World leaders descend on New York despite pandemic

Despite Covid’s fears, over 100 world leaders will arrive on New York next week for a partial resumption of the annual UN spectacular, with progress sought on critical global issues, beginning with the epidemic.

In the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and heightened tensions between the US and China, the UN General Assembly will aim to generate momentum for an ambitious climate accord and seek unity.

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“We have to re-establish trust. The world’s existing geopolitical split is an impediment “Before the summit, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told AFP.

He stated that the globe is “really in a very perilous scenario.” “An alarm must be sounded to wake up political leaders.”

In order to demonstrate US leadership on vaccines, US President Joe Biden will address the General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday and will organize a virtual summit on Covid-19 the next day.

With the Delta strain causing new outbreaks, Guterres cautioned that the global response to the pandemic was “going in the wrong path in all sectors.”

“It’s completely unacceptable that certain countries have 80 percent of their population vaccinated while others have only two percent,” he remarked.

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