It’s Day 4 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York

ByThe Associated Press

September 21, 2023, 10:44 PM

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during the Summit of the Future, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — It’s Day 4 of the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting that brings world leaders together at U.N. headquarters in New York. Here are the highlights of what happened Thursday at the U.N. and what to keep an eye on Friday.

— The Security Council met to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh on an emergency request from Armenia and France.

— The head of Guinea’s junta recharacterized the recent coups in Africa as attempts by militaries to save their countries from presidents’ “broken promises.”

— Two permanent observers addressed the General Assembly: European Union representative Charles Michel and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

— Speech count: 38

— Key speeches: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pakistani Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry

— Netanyahu returns to the General Debate for the first time since returning to power.

— Henry’s speech comes after Kenya and the Dominican Republic both dedicated significant portions of their speeches to his country.

— A conference on combatting tuberculosis will take place on the sidelines.

“This United Nations system is today sclerotic and hobbled by hostile forces.”

— Charles Michel, president of the European Council

$18 trillion: The GDP of China, whose representative told world leaders the country considers itself part of the Global South.

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