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IPFS News Link • United Nations

The "State of the World" Address, Translated From the Globalese

•, Corbett

. . . Oh, you didn't know there was a "State of the World" address. Don't worry, neither does anyone else who actually has productive things to do with their life. But rest assured there is such a speech delivered at the "General Debate" which takes place at the opening of each session of the UN General Assembly in the last week of September. Formally known as "The Secretary-General's Address to the General Assembly," it is followed by no one and impacts nothing, exactly like most other speeches at the UN—except the ones where the POTUS is threatening to bomb somebody or the Prime Minister of Israel is holding up cartoon bombs like some demented Wile E. Coyote.