Brazil's Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19
Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga has tested positive for COVID-19. The results came just hours after he accompanied President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
China will stop funding coal-fired power plants
Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad.
The US and China have announced separate plans to tackle the climate crisis.
PMO tweeted this picture informing of his departure
PM Modi leaves for US
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for the United States. The PM said that the visit would be an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.
Taliban wants to address UNGA
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received communication with the letterhead “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” signed by “Ameer Khan Muttaqi” as “Minister of Foreign Affairs,” requesting to participate in the UN General Assembly.
Afghanistan's UN ambassador
The Taliban has nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's UN ambassador.
Lifting of sanctions on Taliban not on agenda
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told Sputnik that UN Security Council's agenda does not include the lifting of sanctions on the Taliban. He however said that the issue should be given careful consideration.
Most closely watched speakers on Tuesday morning
The three most closely watched speakers on Tuesday morning are expected to be US President Joe Biden, China's President Xi Jinping, who will deliver a video address, and Iran's recently elected hardline President Ebrahim Raisi.
Other pressing issues
Other pressing issues include rising US-China tensions, Afghanistan's future under the Taliban rulers, and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region.
Climate change and COVID-19
Controlling the pandemic and climate crisis are expected to be the biggest topics at the event.
Kailash Satyarthi's appointment
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has been appointed Sustainable Development Goals advocate.
Kamala Harris to meet PM Modi on September 23
US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet the Prime Minister of India on September 23.
Joe Biden will meet PM Modi on September 24
US President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their first in-person bilateral meeting at the White House on September 24.
PM Modi to address UNGA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will the first speaker of the day at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Event will see physical participation this year
Leaders are physically participating in the meet this year after last year's event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNGA meets in New York
The 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) kicks off in New York on Tuesday.