UN General Assembly 2018: Important regional speeches and the benefit of carbon neutrality
Five talking points ahead of Thursday's UN General Assembly General Debate
1. Palestine and Israel speak after Trump's two-state commitment
Both Palestinian President Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will address the assembly today. Yesterday, US President Trump said he would like a two-state solution.
2. Global Meeting on Non-communicable diseases
The meeting will aim at implementing an investment of $1.27 annually per person in the prevention of diseases - those not caused by infectious agents such as strokes, cancers and diabetes - which could save 8 million lives.
3. The UN Security Council reconvenes to discuss North Korea
The UN Security Council discussion on non-proliferation continues with a focus on North Korea and the outcomes from this year's Singapore summit.
4. Carbon Neutrality Coalition launch
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern convenes an inaugural high-level meeting on the Carbon Neutrality Coalition. The event will look to build climate-resilient economies.
5. Unleashing the potential of Islamic finance
The Government of Malaysia and the Islamic Development Bank host a high-level event to discuss how to finance the UN's sustainable development goals and engage investors using Islamic finance instruments.
Schedule for Thursday, September 27
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