24 Sep 2018

Ardern joins world leaders for tense UN General Assembly in New York

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 24 September 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has joined about 140 world leaders in New York for the weeklong United Nations General Assembly. A big focus of the week will be on US President DonaldTrump, who's returning to the General Assembly after a year in which his administration has increasingly taken unilateral action, sidelining the UN in the process. The US administration has angered the UN and other world powers by withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, rejecting the Human Rights Council, slashing funding to multiple UN agencies, and pushing a hard-line pro-Israel stance. But America as made progress with North Korea, albeit without the inclusion of the UN. So how will the US President approach his return to the very place he's spent the past year disagreeing with? UN correspondent Nick Harper reports.