The Russian president gave Russia's position on an array of issues, from the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, to terrorism, climate change and economic issues affecting the world community.
International security, counterterrorism, climate change, reform of the UN Security Council and human rights are high on the agenda of this year's session.
The 70th session of the UN General Assembly officially kicked off at the UN Headquarters on September 15. The Assembly's annual general debate involving heads of state and government opened earlier on Monday, September 28. The general debate at the UN General Assembly is taking place between September 28 and October 3.
The Russian president's speech was preceded by speeches by other world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Jordan's King Abdullah.