This week the 78th Session of the General Assembly in New York began

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, attends the opening the High- level General Debate of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Minister was joined by Assistant Minister McAllister, DFAT Secretary Jan Adams, Ambassador James Larsen, Mr Rob Mitchell MP Member for McEwen, Mr Andrew Wallace MP Member for Fisher at the United Nations Headquarters on September 19, 2023. Check out their recent comments and photos on social media below.

“Many of the problems we face demand truly global solutions and the United Nations is the only body where the whole world comes together.

I’m honoured to lead Australia’s delegation to the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York this week, alongside Jenny McAllister.

We’re working with other countries to ensure the UN evolves to meet the challenges of today and the future – and that no one is left behind.” -Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs

“This week leaders and ministers from around the world are at the United Nations in New York to discuss and make progress on the issues that affect us all.

I’m here representing Australia with Minister Penny Wong – Senator for SA, and yesterday I joined the session in the General Assembly about progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals ask countries to work for better outcomes on everything from health and clean water, to gender equality and ocean health.” -Assistant Minister Jenny McAllister