Oscars of Diplomacy: High-level UNGA week starts with focus on SDGs, climate action

Updated: Sep 18 2023 6:42PM

By Yoshita Singh

United Nations, Sep 18 (PTI) Heads of State and Governments, world leaders and foreign ministers have arrived at the UN headquarters here for the annual high-level week described as the 'Oscars of Diplomacy’, with agendas of Sustainable Development Goals, financing for development, climate action and pandemic response taking centre stage as global priorities at the session.

At the high-level 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which begins Monday, the global organisation will host a series of summits that will bring together Presidents and Prime Ministers and leaders.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who attended the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi and the G-77 and China meeting in Havana earlier this month, said this week, "begins the greatest G of all – the G-193 – the High-Level Week of the General Assembly. It is a one-of-a-kind moment each year for leaders from every corner of the globe to not only assess the state of the world – but to act for the common good.