United Nations, Sept 21: At the 71st annual debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon highlighted several issues including the ongoing conflict in Syria. Ban urged world leaders to engage in issues relating to the global refugee crisis and poverty and to make efforts to end such crisis.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama in his address at the UNGA said that nations involving in proxy war must end them.
Obama warned that if communities are not allowed to co-exist, the "embers of extremism will continue to burn" causing sufferings to countless human beings and export of extremism overseas.
However, all eyes will be on Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's address as he is likely to rake up the Kashmir issue at the UN. Here are some images from the United Nations General Assembly:
World leaders arrive for the UNGA
The 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly kicked off at the UN Headquaters, New York.
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon addresses the gathering
Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with President of the 71st session of the General Assembly Peter Thomson, during the opening of a summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants.
US President Barack Obama addresses UNGA
United States President Barack Obama addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.
Obama greets Ban-Ki moon, Peter Thomson at UNGA
Barack Obama greets Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly president Peter Thomson after speaking at the 71st session of the UNGA.
French President Francois Hollande addresses UNGA
France's President Francois Hollande addressed the 71st session of UNGA and called for an end to the Syrian crisis.
Nawaz Sharif attends a Leader's Summit on Refugees
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the UNGA on Wednesday and is likely to mention the Kashmir issue during his speech.
Theresa May said that the UK won't turn inward after Brexit vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters and said that UK won't turn inward after Brexit vote.