John Key to address United Nations

  • 02/10/2015
John Key (Simon Wong/3 News)
John Key (Simon Wong/3 News)

Prime Minister John Key will soon be taking the stage at the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr Key has spent the week in New York, rubbing shoulders with 160 world leaders.

It all culminates this morning (NZ time), when he will deliver New Zealand's statement to the General Assembly.

3 News political reporter Tova O'Brien believes the general assembly "isn't going to be that full" when Mr Key speaks.

"On Monday when it opened, when people like [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, [US President] Barack Obama, [Chinese President] Xi Jinping were speaking the place was packed," she told the Paul Henry programme.

"I don't think there are going to be quite so many people in there for John Key, but let's not take anything away from it because it is a big deal for a leader to be making a speech to the General Assembly."

Mr Key is expected to echo Foreign Minister Murray McCully's concerns about the failure of the UN Security Council to resolve conflict and call for reform.

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