The United States looks forward to welcoming the nations of the world to New York for the 73rd annual UN General Assembly. We urge them to come with a renewed dedication to meaningful diplomacy and a readiness to share the burden of global leadership that the United States has long shouldered. As the President underscored in his address at last year’s UNGA, nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own regions.
We will be actively engaged across the full spectrum of UNGA events and activities. We will focus our UNGA engagement on five policy priorities: (1) nonproliferation; (2) humanitarian assistance and food security; (3) peace and security; (4) counterterrorism; and (5) UN reform.