The 73rd session of the General Assembly opened on the 18th September, and the first day of high level debate started on the 25th. This year’s theme is ‘Making the UN relevant to all people: global leadership and shared responsibilities for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies’. Imogen explains the purpose of the General Debate and analyses events from the first day.
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