LIVE: World Leaders Kick Off 76th UNGA Session in New York City
© AP Photo / Adam RountreeIn this Sept. 13, 2005, file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
© AP Photo / Adam Rountree
The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly will see world leaders make a grand return to New York City after the previous year's session was forced mostly online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sputnik is live from New York City as the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly kicks off in the Big Apple for its opening day. This year's theme for the gathering will focus on world leaders' efforts to "build resilience" in the face of the ongoing pandemic, among other objectives.
The first day of events will see each member state given the opportunity to participate in the high-level General Debate, the UN's most prominent annual event of the nine-day gathering.
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