Ian Explains: The UN General Assembly meets amidst converging crises
There’s no shortage of global crises facing the United Nations as heads of state and top diplomats converge on New York City next week for the annual UN General Assembly.
But this year, things seem particularly dire. Whether it’s the costly war in Ukraine, lurching towards its third year with no end in sight, or the ongoing climate crisis that UN Secretary-General António Guterres says is “boiling” the planet, it’s clear that the thorniest global issues cannot be solved by one nation alone. Oh, and don’t forget our brave new world of artificial intelligence.
But at a time of increased geopolitical fragmentation, can the Secretary-General get hundreds of member nations to agree on what needs to be done? And what to do first?
On this week’s show, Ian Bremmer sits down with Secretary-General Guterres for an exclusive interview ahead of UNGA 2023.
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