Work must begin immediately on new development agenda

President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft (centre), closes the annual general debate. UN Photo/Cia Pak

The previous two weeks of intense activity at United Nations headquarters were an "historic" convergence of high-level events, said the spokesperson for the President of the UN General Assembly.

The Pope addressed the UN General Assembly as Member States voted to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals.

The annual debate of world leaders followed immediately, with a raft of global crises and issues on the agenda.

Matthew Wells spoke to Dan Thomas, spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, and began by asking what had been achieved.

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