Biden at the U.N.
It was President Biden's turn to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday and while there were some headline-grabbing lines in his speech, UN Dispatch's Mark Leon Goldberg noted one important moment that Biden spent less time on.
There's been a lot of talk about how the international community should band together to prevent the next deadly pandemic in the wake of COVID-19, but Goldberg reports that Biden's declaration of American support for a "Global Threats Health Council" aimed at detecting emerging infectious diseases is a "genuinely new commitment" by the U.S.
After arguing that collective action is needed for the world to fight the current pandemic, Biden said a global council will be needed in the future so that countries can take immediate action whenever the next threat emerges. Watch the moment in the clip below.