UN General Assembly live: Climate Change leads the agenda

The 74th session of UNGA begins with a climate summit

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Youth activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations on September 23, 2019 in New York City. While the United States will not be participating, China and about 70 other countries are expected to make announcements concerning climate change. The summit at the U.N. comes after a worldwide Youth Climate Strike on Friday, which saw millions of young people around the world demanding action to address the climate crisis.   Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP
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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019 kicks off in earnest today as world leaders gather in New York to discuss pressing global issues.

Key figures were missing from the Climate Action Summit but UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will hope to make progress regardless.

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