UN General Assembly's 73rd session kicks off in New York

It will be running through October 1; President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is to address the Assembly on September 26
08:39, 19 September 2018

Middle East Monitor

The solemn opening ceremony of the UN General Assembly session took place at the authority's HQ in New York. The UN press service reported this on Wednesday morning.

This session's priority issues will be migration, environmental protection, rights of the people with special needs, gender equality and sustainable development promotion.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the new General Assembly, noting the important issues that lie ahead.

'We need action for peacekeeping, gender parity, financing for the 2030 Agenda [for Sustainable Development], empowerment for the world’s young people, urgent steps to end poverty and conflict, and much else,” he said, calling on world leaders to come to the high-level week beginning on Monday,  “ready to be bold and ready to forge solutions for our global challenges', the UN press service quoted the official.

The Secretary-General also emphasized on the importance of international cooperation and for the Assembly to show the true value of working together.

The 73rd session of UNGA will be running through October 1; President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is expected to address the Assembly on September 26.

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