United Nations Secretary Ban Ki Moon general opened the debate at the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) with a grim proclamation. In his address to the global gathering of heads of state and government, Moon acknowledged it has been a “terrible year.”
“It has been a terrible year for principles of the UN Charter, from barrel bombs, to beheadings … to attacks on UN schools,” Moon said referencing a series of conflicts around the world including in Syria and the Gaza strip.
US President Barack Obama is due to take the stage at 10 a.m.
(This post was updated at 9:34 a.m.)
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