NEW YORK, Sep 19 (SABAH): The 72nd annual General Debate of the UN General Assembly has begun in New York.
The theme for the Debate is ‘Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.
The discussion will define international responses to many of the global challenges of the day, including protracted conflicts, extreme poverty and hunger, and the refugee crisis.
Addressing the opening session, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims.
He said the authorities in Myanmar must allow unhindered humanitarian access and address the grievances of the Rohingya whose status has been left unresolved for far too long.
UN Secretary-General said millions of people are living in dread as a result of North Korea’s provocative nuclear and missile tests.
He regretted that global anxieties about nuclear weapons are at the highest level since the end of the Cold War. He said the use of nuclear weapons should be unthinkable.
He called for a political solution saying “this is a time for statesmanship.”