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UN General Assembly in 74 seconds: Day 1
23 Sep 2019 -  The United Nations High-Level week opened on 23 September with a Climate Action Summit convened by Secretary-General António Guterres. The Summit aims to galvanize leaders from around the world. Governments, the private sector and others pledged to increase ambition and accelerate action. Summit participants undertook to demonstrate that the world has the knowledge and tools to address climate change and usher in a greener, more sustainable and more prosperous future for all. Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg directly addressed world leaders, demanding they go beyond economic interest and concretely act to drastically cut carbon emissions. Also at the United Nations, the first-ever High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage launched new efforts to provide access for all to affordable, inclusive and resilient health systems. Participants made unprecedented global commitments to ensure health for all, recognizing the strong links to climate action and the fact that health is a human right and a precondition, outcome and driver of sustainable development. This year marks the 74th session of the General Assembly.