Watch live: North Korea, Afghanistan, Canada address U.N. on final day of General Assembly
Sept. 30 (UPI) — A week after its Climate Change Action Summit featured 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, the 74th United Nations General Assembly will conclude Monday with addresses from the leaders of a dozen nations — including North Korea, Afghanistan and Canada.
Monday’s speakers will be the last to address the General Debate, which began Sept. 24. The final session began at 9 a.m. EDT.
“More than one year has passed,” Kim said through an interpreter. “However, the relations between [North Korea] and the United States have made little progress so far.”
Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump said a second summit between he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “could happen soon.” At the United Nations Monday, Kim credited the North Korean leader for advancing “economic construction” in an “increasingly hostile situation”
In his address last week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for an “international peace zone” and nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula. Moon pledged to “guarantee the security of North Korea” and expressed hope that Pyongyang will do the same for the South.
The Afghan representative is scheduled to speak one day after a series of terrorist attacks disrupted national elections. At least four people were killed and 80 injured in bomb and mortar attacks at polling locations. Turnout was low because of fear of violence. Results from the election will be announced in about three weeks.