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Csaba Kőrösi, President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, presides over the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session on the final day. .
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In a world of new challenges, ‘we need to build on what unites us’, Assembly President tells UN Member States

After a week of discussions on Member States’ priorities, challenges and impacts, the high-level portion of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly concluded on Monday, with the presiding official observing that the sheer number of participants indicated the importance of the General Debate in international affairs.

Kim Song, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.
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DPRK lashes out against international system governed by ‘exclusive Western values’

The Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN said on Monday that global security is in its worst state since the Second World War, owing to the high-handedness of some countries attempting to replace the international order centered on the UN system with one “governed by unilateral and exclusive Western values”.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed attends the 2022 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The festival is an annual music event where fans take actions toward ending extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets.
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‘We need all hands on deck!’ The world’s ‘to-do list’ is long and time is short, UN deputy chief tells Global Citizen Festival

Every problem we face is a problem that we created – so it’s a problem we can solve together, declared UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Saturday, rallying the crowd gathered in New York’s Central Park for the 2022 Global Citizen Festival to keep holding their leaders accountable: with hope and action, a world free of hunger and poverty is possible.

Jean Victor Geneus, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Haïti, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.
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Haiti needs ‘robust support’ to quell gang violence and ease political tensions, Foreign Minister tells UN

Escalating gang violence has set off a crisis that is threatening “the very foundations of the rule of law” in Haiti, according to Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus, who told UN delegates in New York on Saturday that the authorities’ efforts to maintain order and ease ongoing political tensions could only succeed with robust international support.

Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov of the Russian Federation addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-seventh session.
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Russia had ‘no choice’ but to launch ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, Lavrov tells UN

Faced with the “inability” of Western countries to negotiate and the Ukrainian Government’s “war against its own people” in the east, Russia had “no choice” but to launch what the Government refers to as its special military operation, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.