All eyes turn to the New York and the United Nations as world leaders gather for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, better known UNGA. This is always the busiest week of the diplomatic calendar and on the line the help make sense of it all is Richard Gowan. He is a Senior Fellow at the UN University Centre for Policy Research, and a fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
This year, like last year, much of the oxygen in Turtle Bay and beyond will be sucked up by the Donald Trump, who is scheduled to be in New York for three consecutive days. We discuss some of the key moments to watch, including a scheduled Security Council meeting over which Donald Trump will preside.
We also discuss some of the other events and issues that probably wont make headlines, but are nonetheless important outcomes of this year’s UN summit. This includes a key high level meeting on UN Peacekeeping, which we discuss at length.
If you have 20 minutes and want to learn the key stories to follow this UN Week, have a listen.