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"I am extremely proud to be the first woman, Latin American Caribbean woman, to have the privilege to lead the General Assembly," -- María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of #Ecuador, as she took the oath of office to become the new President of the #UnitedNations General Assembly, on Monday (pictured). On Tuesday, the 73rd session of the General Assembly gets underway - kicking off several weeks of meetings, debates and negotiations aimed at finding global solutions to global challenges.
World leaders will be joined by thousands of youth and NGO representatives, journalists and business leaders, all working to address issues from climate change to human rights to refugee protection to gender equality.
Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2018! 📷: UN Photo / Manuel Elias