Presidents and Prime Ministers are addressing global audiences on the first day of the annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York .
The US as host country, is traditionally one of the first countries on the General Assembly podium. President Donald Trump spoke for the third time at the General Debate.
The 17 goals, known as the SDGs, were established in 2015. Progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty and child mortality as well as boosting access to energy and decent work. But the UN says that conflicts, the climate crisis and persistent inequalities are undermining efforts to achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline.