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Biden calls for ‘new approaches’ to global challenges in UN speech: ‘Our future is bound to yours’

President Biden on Tuesday said the United Nations General Assembly meets “at an inflection point in history,” and called for strengthened alliances while stressing that “no nation can meet the challenges of today alone.”

Biden, delivering his annual speech to leaders of the UN in New York City on Tuesday, addressed the United States’ continued support for Ukraine against Russia’s “naked aggression,” the importance of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and efforts to block Iran from nuclear proliferation; the competition between the United States and China; the climate crisis and more. 

Biden, upon taking the podium, stressed the importance of strengthened alliances and “standing together.” 

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations headquarters on September 19, 2023 in New York City. ( Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

“My fellow leaders, we gather once more at an inflection point in history,” Biden said, calling for “new approaches to our shared challenges.”

He added: “Let’s do this work together. Let’s bend the arc of history for the good of the world because its in our power to do it.” 

“We will not retreat from the values that make us strong. We will defend democracy. We are working to show how democracy can deliver in ways that matter in people’s lives,” Biden said. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

Brooke Singman is a Fox News Digital politics reporter. You can reach her at or @BrookeSingman on Twitter.


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