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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 October 2018

WATCH: Leaders of Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan speak at UNGA

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. EPA
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. EPA

It's day two of the United Nations General Assembly debate in New York, with Yemen, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Kuwait among the countries due to take part.

Yemen's speech will be the subject of particular interest. The UN has been instrumental in attempts to broker a peace deal, end the Houthi insurgency and restore the internationally recognised government.

The morning session started at 9am in New York (Coordinated Universal Time-5), and runs until 2.45pm. The afternoon session runs from 3pm until 9pm.

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Away from the General Debate, US President Donald Trump chaired a Security Council meeting on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Iran is expected to be the primary focus of the meeting.

Moments before speaking at the Security Council Mr Trump affirmed his commitment to a two state solution between Israel and Palestine, saying he will release his plan for a solution in two to three months.

Watch the UN Security Council live here:

A number of other major events in New York are also taking place today. They include a high-level meeting on the fight to end tuberculosis, the Bloomberg Global Business Forum and the European Union hosts a meeting on Syria.

Schedule of speakers for Wednesday, September 26

Morning

Panama

Nambia

Ghana

Estonia

Lebanon

Croatia

Yemen

Colombia

Uruguay

Tonga

Mali

Angola

Cuba

Liberia

Slovakia

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Romania

United Kingdom

Afghanistan

Italy

Afternoon

Cabo Verde

Ukraine

Eswatini

Honduras

Kenya

Kiribati

Zimbabwe

Poland

Portugal

El Salvador

Nauru

Bolivia

Palau

Venezuela

Central African Republic

Kuwait

Luxembourg

Norway

Netherlands

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