FrontPage: The United Nations’ annual high-level General Assembly week was kicked off on September 21st by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ delivery of what can only be described as a doomsday speech. Shortly thereafter, President Joe Biden made his unimpressive debut on the United Nations General Assembly’s world stage, delivering his first speech there as U.S. president.
“I am here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up,” Guterres warned in his speech. “We are on the edge of an abyss — and moving in the wrong direction. We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetimes.”
Guterres recited a litany of what he described as the world’s worst crises that require immediate global attention and political will to resolve, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. “COVID-19 and the climate crisis have exposed profound fragilities as societies and as a planet,” Guterres said. “Yet instead of humility in the face of these epic challenges, we see hubris. Instead of the path of solidarity, we are on a dead end to destruction.” read more