UN chief gives grim assessment of planet as leaders descend on NYC for annual General Assembly

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NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave a grim assessment of the state of the planet Tuesday as world leaders descend on New York City for the annual traffic-choking General Assembly, saying nations are “gridlocked in colossal global dysfunction.” Ticking off massive intractable problems like climate change, conflict and inequality, Guterres told the opening session of the UNGA that the worsening woes pose a more dire threat to the planet and the global population than ever before. “Our world is in peril — and paralyzed,” Guterres said. As President Joe Biden prepared to jet in…

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