« World leaders were seen arriving for the first day of the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, where they addressed critical global issues through 15-minute speeches, which took place on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a week of discussions and deliberations on the world stage.
The footage features Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Iran Ibrahim Raisi and President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele arriving at the summit.
During the arrivals, Bukele commented on mass migration, the most pressing issue grappling El-Salvador.
« We are working on having reverse migration as we want El Salvadorans to come back to our country. 60 percent of El Salvadorans want to go back, so we are going to work on that. I think a country that has more people leaving than coming is a country that is failing. We want our country to succeed, » said Bukele.
« More El-Salvadorans coming back, more people from modern nations coming to our country, instead of sending our people outside, it is simple for a country that is going back, » he added.
A multitude of pressing global challenges, including Russia’s invasion in Ukraine, a growing cost of living crisis, escalating climate emergencies, and the disruptive impact of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence top the leaders’ agenda.
The high-level week of the UNGA’s 78th session officially commenced on September 18, 2023. The session has brought together approximately 140 world leaders in New York for their annual assembly. »