On Tuesday, the United States President Joe Biden in the UN General Assembly used his first address to declare that the world stands at an “inflection point in history”. He said that it needs to move quickly and cooperatively to address the festering issues of the pandemic, climate change, and human rights abuse.
Biden asserted that the US is “not seeking a new Cold War or a world divided into rigid blocs” amid the growing China tensions. He did not mention China directly but acknowledged increasing concerns regarding the growing tensions between the two nations. The president of the UN General Assembly noted Biden’s point of view in regard to null nation’s longest war and shifted the US attention to intensive diplomacy without the lack of crises faced across the globe. He earlier said that “to deliver for our own people, we must also engage deeply with the rest of the world”.
On Monday, the President arrived in New York to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ahead of Tuesday’s meeting. He has expressed vigorously about the body’s relevance and goals at a difficult moment in history. He was seen returning to his mantra that “America is Back” which was his promise to take a dramatically different track with allies than Trump.