UPDATED 7:47 AM PT – Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Joe Biden met with the head of the United Nations ahead of the body’s general assembly meeting. On Monday, he sat down with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres while touting America’s strong partnership with the international organization.
The two global leaders discussed what world crises need to be tackled, including the COVID-19 pandemic, inequality and the growing threat from China. Both agreed that every member country has a part to play in making the world a better place.
“Every UN member state, likewise, has an obligation to uphold these fundamental commitments that we’ve all made,” Biden stated. “And normally the task is already ahead for each one of us and it’s real, but the vision of the United Nation has never been short of ambition, even more than our Constitution. The ambition matters.”
As I said during tonight’s meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres: global challenges require global solutions. We believe in the United Nations and its value. And at this moment, our bond — based on common values and principles — is more important than ever. pic.twitter.com/H7G1GAXopQ
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 21, 2021
One America’s Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion has more on what’s to come at the UN General meeting.