World leaders speak at United Nations General Assembly

Several days of speeches from heads of state and government began on Tuesday as the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off.

Climate change, COVID-19 and security are set to dominate discussion during the annual gathering, which has a hybrid format after being forced almost entirely online last year.

On Tuesday, top world leaders took the stage throughout the day, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US President Joe Biden, China’s President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.