|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information on the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74), which gathered world leaders from across the world in September 2019.
Every year in September, world leaders gather in New York in order to discuss primary issues and make recommendations. The theme of this general debate was 'galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion'.
During the 74th UN General Assembly, the European Union (EU) and its member states put their focus on three mutually reinforcing priorities:
One of the high level events in the margins of the General Assembly was the UN Climate Action Summit, which was held on 23 September. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, reaffirmed in his speech the EU's determination to lead the fight against climate threat.
During the UN Climate Action Summit 66 countries have signaled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
The annual UN General Assembly, that gather heads of state and government, opened on 24 September. Each of world's leader spoke with a time limit of 15 minutes. Climate change and regional conflicts were among the main topics discussed.
The event came as tensions rose in the Middle East over attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. US and Saudi Arabia accused Iran to be responsible for this attacks, while Iran denied this allegations. French President Emmanuel Macron tried to organise a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rohani but failed to make that happened as tensions accelerated. Hassan Rohani said that any negotiation under sanctions would not be followed by Iran.
|International Organisations||United Nations [UN]|