U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. delivered his first address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. Biden, who was inaugurated on January 20, 2021, has been in power for only nine months when he made his first remarks, having defeated former President Donald J. trump. In his speech, President Biden called for international unity and “relentless diplomacy” following what he described as “relentless wars.” Mr. Biden’s speech lasted 33 minutes, from 10:01 a.m. EST to 10:34 am EST. Below are his full remarks.
President Biden: Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, my fellow delegates, to all those who dedicate themselves to this noble mission of this institution: It’s my honor to speak to you for the first time as President of the United States.
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