While President Biden’s primary concern was Russia, he also addressed the increasing “aggression and intimidation” by communist China. U.S. President Joe Biden delivered his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19, where he condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and called for international assistance to Kyiv. The 78th session of the U.N. General Assembly is currently taking place, with world leaders gathering in New York. President Biden stressed that if the core principles of the U.N. Charter are abandoned to appease an aggressor like Russia, no member state can feel safe. He emphasized the importance of standing up to aggression to deter future aggressors. The United States, along with allies and partners, will continue to support Ukraine and its fight for sovereignty, territorial integrity, and freedom. During his speech, President Biden also acknowledged the growing tension between the United States and China. He expressed the desire to responsibly manage the competition between the two countries while avoiding conflict. The United States will respond to China’s aggression and intimidation while also seeking engagement on global issues such as climate change. President Biden also briefly touched upon human rights violations in Xinjiang, urging nations to defend human rights. In addition to the war in Ukraine, international development funding is a priority for President Biden at this year’s gathering. He called for reforms in various institutions to better serve the infrastructure needs of low- and middle-income nations. Following his speech, President Biden met with the U.N. Secretary-General to discuss global issues. He will also meet with the presidents of five Central Asian nations and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. These meetings come at a challenging time for President Biden, personally and politically. His son, Hunter Biden, recently faced indictment, and the president himself is under impeachment inquiry. Furthermore, he is dealing with a labor crisis and low approval ratings. However, the president remains focused on advancing his positive agenda. The world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly will hear President Biden’s compelling vision, which sets the United States apart from other countries.