Today President-elect Joe Biden is making history as the first president-elect to address the United Nations General Assembly in a taped video message. In his address, Biden is set to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to international alliances and discuss his plan to strengthen global ties.
Biden is hoping to galvanize support from world leaders and utilize the United Nations to combat the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as address the danger of nuclear proliferation. Additionally, the speech will emphasize the importance of collective international efforts towards achieving global objectives such as fighting climate change and preserving human rights.
The president-elect has emphasized that the United States will work with friendly nations in order to “advance the cause of peace and prosperity in our own lives, and in the lives of all people.” As President-elect Biden has said in the past, “We must work closely with other nations – not just now, but into the future. We must reject isolationism.”
The address is a major diplomatic opportunity for Biden to explain his vision for a new era of global leadership. He has vowed to restore the United States’ traditional role in international organizations and to promote a more collaborative foreign policy. As Biden has promised, he will strive to form new friendships, show respect for allies, and create strong economic partnerships.
The address to the United Nations will be an opportunity for President-elect Biden to not only reaffirm the United States’ commitment to allies, but also to build trust across a severely fractured global landscape. The future of international diplomacy will depend on Biden’s vision and his ability to navigate the complex political landscape of international relations.