President Joe Biden will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, next week, for the first time as U.S president.
This was disclosed by the White House on Monday that Biden would travel to New York on Tuesday next week to speak at the assembly’s General Debate.
Leaders from more than 80 countries are expected to speak in person in New York, in contrast to 2020, when the General Assembly will largely be conducted in a virtual format.
The coronavirus pandemic, including the issue of vaccinations, and other climatic issues are among the key topics expected to be discussed at this year’s General Assembly.
Republican Donald Trump, Biden’s predecessor, was a harsh critic of the United Nations and advocated the U.S. increasingly going it alone.
Biden, on the other hand, has relied increasingly on multilateralism and working together with other countries.
The Democrat has been in office since Jan. 20.