‘Our world is in peril’: At UN, leaders push for solutions

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press – Tuesday

React|1

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s problems seized the spotlight Tuesday as the U.N. General Assembly’s yearly meeting of world leaders opened with dire assessments of a planet beset by escalating crises and conflicts that an aging international order seems increasingly ill-equipped to tackle.

An image of the ‘Brave Commander’ ship carrying grain from Ukraine is displayed on screens as Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)© Provided by Associated Press

After two years when many leaders weighed in by video because of the coronavirus pandemic, now presidents, premiers, monarchs and foreign ministers have gathered almost entirely in person for diplomacy’s premier global event.

An attendee sits in the gallery during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)© Provided by Associated Press

But the tone is far from celebratory. Instead, it’s the blare of a tense and worried world.

“We are gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, adding that “our world is in peril — and paralyzed.”

He and others pointed to conflicts ranging from Russia’s six-month-old war in Ukraine to the decades-long dispute between Israel and the Palestinians. Speakers worried about a changing climate, spiking fuel prices, food shortages, economic inequality, migration, disinformation, discrimination, hate speech, public health and more.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledges the delegates applause as he leaves the podium after addressing the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)© Provided by Associated Press

Priorities varied, as did prescriptions for curing the humanity’s ills. But in a forum dedicated to the idea of bringing the world together, many leaders sounded a common theme: The globe needs cooperation, dialogue and trust, now more than ever.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, arrives at the United Nations headquarters for the 77th United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Barricades block pedestrian and automobile traffic near United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

President of Senegal Macky Sall addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Continue reading


SPONSORED CONTENT

 AdChoices

 AdChoices

TRENDING STORIES

  1. Reuters/MIKE SEGAR World leaders address the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York CityZelenskiy calls for punishment of Russia including loss of U.N. veto
  2. (© Getty Images) PromipoolPromipoolQueen Mum’s Cause Of Death: This Is What Queen Elizabeth II’s Mother Died From
  3. Interior Ministry of Ukraine/Handout/REUTERS Among those freed were several commanders of the Azov regimentDWDWUkraine: Azovstal commanders among 215 soldiers released in prisoner exchange with Russia
  4. Provided by Promipool Duchess Meghan Asked For A Private Audience With Charles - THIS Is WhyPromipoolPromipoolDuchess Meghan Asked For A Private Audience With Charles – THIS Is Why

MORE FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS

Visit Associated Press

MORE FOR YOU

Atbildēt

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com logotips

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Connecting to %s

Create your website with WordPress.com
Sākt darbu
%d bloggers like this: