"Thrashing out the major challenges of our time": the GA chamber

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The General Assembly met to mark the seventieth anniversary of its first meeting. Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft (centre) chairs the commemorative meeting. He is flanked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. UN Photo/Manuel Elías

The General Assembly hall was the centre of the body's 70th birthday celebrations on Monday, and it's the place where leaders come to "thrash out" the major challenges of the day.

That's according to Dan Thomas, spokesperson and communications director for the President of the General Assembly.

Matthew Wells spoke to Mr Thomas in the centre of the chamber where history has been made, over 70 years of lively debate.

Duration: 3'05"

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