UN gets down to is­sues

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD - New York

FAC­ING an es­ca­lat­ing nu­clear threat from North Korea and the flight of mi­nor­ity Mus­lims from Myan­mar, world lead­ers gather at the UN to­mor­row to tackle these and other chal­lenges — from the spread of ter­ror­ism to a warm­ing planet.

The spot­light will be on US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and French leader Em­manuel Macron, who will both be mak­ing their first ap­pear­ance at the Gen­eral Assem­bly.

They will be joined by more than 100 heads of state, in­clud­ing Zim­babwe’s Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe.

No of­fi­cial event ad­dress­ing Py­ongyang’s re­lent­less cam­paign to de­velop nu­clear weapons is on the UN agenda, but it is ex­pected to be the No.1 is­sue for most lead­ers.

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