Micheál Martin to attend UN General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will travel to attend the UN General Assembly this evening.
The meeting in New York has been overshadowed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and food shortages in Africa.
After attending the ploughing championships this morning Taoiseach Micheál Martin will board a flight for New York where leaders from across the world have gathered for the UN General Assembly.
Many have flown directly from London after attending the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.
US President Joe Biden delayed his attendance until today to pay respect to the monarch and will be one of two main speakers on what is day two of the summit.
The other is a pre-recorded message to be delivered by Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskyy.
Tensions between the US and other western countries, and Russia and her allies will overshadow much of this summit.
Tomorrow Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will attend a meeting of the UN Security Council which is expected to focus on accountability.
While countries from Africa and the Global South will use their platform to highlight the food crisis which is gripping some 828 million people categorised as suffering from hunger worldwide.