World Leaders Return To UN And Face Many Escalating Crises


Tuesday, September 21st 2021, 3:54 am
By: Associated Press


NEW YORK -

World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle.

They range from the still raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet to rising U.S.-China tensions, Afghanistan’s unsettled future under its new Taliban rulers, and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region.

Last year, no leaders came to the U.N. because of the pandemic. This year, leaders have a choice of coming to New York or delivering pre-recorded speeches, and over 100 are slated to appear in person.