By: Julius Konton (Contributor in USA)
The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly officially opened in New York City on September 25,2018.
The global gathering which brings together more than one hundred world leaders including Liberian President George Weah and thousands of diplomats and advocates is under the theme: Making the UN relevant to all people,global leadership for peaceful,equitable and sustainable society.
The session as usual was chaired by UN President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces and flanked by Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Speaking at the opening session, UN Secretary General Guterres outlined some of the challenges countries across the world are confronted with and emphasized the need for world leaders to amalgamate forces to have them addressed.
He named violence against women and children,Poverty,Insecurity and other challenges associated with war as issues he noted should be tackle by heads of States across the globe.
However, he pointed out that the world is growing faster in technology but was quick to mention some of the challenges associated with it as well.
Also speaking at the session was US President Donald Trump who boasted that unlike in the past, the American economy is moving faster, saying stock market has climbed and is encouraging as well as job opportunities. He re-committed his government support in working with other countries of the world. He said he believes that when nations respect their neighbors they can better work together to help sustain peace and promote democracy. About 30 world leaders and advocates participated in the debate session Tuesday presenting their individual opinion on issues surrounding their respective countries and organisations globally and also recommended solutions on how best to make the world a better place. Meanwhile, Liberian leader George Weah along with other delegates will present their respective cases to the UNGA on Wednesday.