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World Leaders Issue Dire Warnings on Climate and More at UN General Assembly

High-level meetings at the United Nations General Assembly began Tuesday in New York City, with world leaders calling out countries on some of the biggest global issues from the climate crisis to the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine. And world leaders were not the only ones calling out countries — big names like actress Priyanka Chopra spoke as well. Keep reading to see highlights from the assembly.

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    UN Secretary-General Issues Dire Warning About the World

    Secretary-General António Guterres issued a dire warning at the United Nations General Assembly: “Our world is in big trouble. Divides are growing deeper, inequalities are growing wider, and challenges are spreading farther.”

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres: “Our world is in big trouble."

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres: “Our world is in big trouble."

    Our world is in big trouble. Divides are growing deeper inequalities are growing. Wider and challenges are spreading farther. But as we come together …

    Chilean President Hammers U.S on Climate

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric, via translator, didn’t hold back when he spoke, blaming the U.S.-China trade war for destabilizing the global economy, and hammering larger countries for producing the majority of greenhouse gases.

    CALLING OUT RUSSIA'S WAR ON UKRAINE

    Meanwhile, another major speaker Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan, via translator, called for Russia’s war on Ukraine to be resolved through diplomatic negotiations.

    Big Celebrities Speak at UN

    World leaders haven’t been the only big names to take the stage: Chopra spoke Monday at the UN General Assembly, discussing sustainability and the need to improve education for children around the world.

    Keep Reading to Learn More About the UN Meetings

    Read below to learn more about what else went down at the assembly Tuesday.

    What to expect at this week's U.N. General Assembly

    What to expect at this week's U.N. General Assembly

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    NPR - Michele Kelemen

    NEW YORK — World leaders are gathering in Manhattan for the 77th United Nations General Assembly this week — the first entirely in-person General Assembly meeting since the start of the pandemic. Heads of state, heads of government and top diplomats are attending from around the …

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