Wednesday was an extremely busy day in and around United Nations Headquarters in New York.
In the General Assembly Hall, the General Debate continued, with world leaders delivering their national statements throughout the day.
The General Assembly also marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
A High-level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis also took place on Wednesday morning. In the Secretary-General’s statement, he said that tuberculosis is the world’s greatest infectious killer, effecting millions around the world. In 2017 alone, there were some 10 million new infections.
A number of other key events drew attention around United Nations Headquarters on Wednesday, including:
A high-level meeting aimed at building momentum for the negotiations leading to the adoption of a Global Compact for Migration in December in Morocco also took place on Monday. In his statement, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Unregulated, unmanaged migration has created false and negative perceptions of migrants that feed into a narrative of racism, xenophobia and intolerance.”
It was a packed house for an event marking 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Human rights are not the sole purview of north, south, east or west; or of developed or developing countries. They are independent of nationality, circumstances, gender or sexual orientation, race, religion or belief,” the Secretary-General stressed in his address.
In between these many events, world leaders also took the opportunity to stop by our bustling VIP Social Media Studio.
Catch up on their Facebook Live interviews here:
For a full recap of all the day’s events, check out this wrap-up video.
Or these behind the scenes snaps
And for more information about the 73rd session of the UNGA: