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President Moon to speak at 76th UN General Assembly Updated: 2021-09-17 17:04:47 KST

Today marks the 30th anniversary of two Koreas becoming member states of the United Nations.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to make his last in-person speech as president at the 76th UN General Assembly next Tuesday in New York.
For more we have, Andrew Yeo Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies visiting fellow, who's currently in Manila.



First of all, the timing of President Moon's speech comes amid a series of missile test-fires conducted by North Korea which are undermining his administration's emphasis on inter-Korean reconciliation and peace.
Do you think his upcoming speech will touch upon the issue of denuclearization?

There have been a lot of iconic speeches made by the president at the UN General Assembly over the years.
What strikes you as being one of the most important delivered by President Moon Jae-in?

The president is to participate at this year's Sustainable Development Goals Moment a one-day virtual event during the UN General Assembly’s high-level week. It's aimed at providing a snapshot of progress and the transformations needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
How significant is his presence at the event in terms of the country's track record in realizing sustainable development goals?

K-pop boy band BTS will accompany the president for the SDG Moment 2021 session. The group has been chosen as his "special presidential envoys for future generations and culture."
BTS is already the face of South Korean soft power on the world stage how symbolic is it to have given them a specific diplomatic role and title?

How could South Korea call for international support for sustainable peace while there are conflicts and violence in Afghanistan and Myanmar?

Alright, it was Andrew Yeo, thank you for your insights.

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