Distinguished Heads of State and Government,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Congratulations on your election, Mr. President. Welcome, all, to New York in this beautiful autumn season.
It is a pleasure and an honor to be with you, at this opening of the general debate of our 62nd General Assembly. I expect the year ahead to be among the most challenging in our history. And I am sure that, together, we can make it one of the most successful.