The Global Leaders Gather in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly Heads of States and Ministers from all the Member States of the United Nations gathered from September 18, 2017 to participate in the annual debate on the theme: “Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” The leaders were expected to launch discussions on the global challenges of the day – poverty, hunger, conflicts, refugees, the unprecedented natural disasters and the nuclear threats – for a common international response.