Thorning-Schmidt received a round of applause when addressing the situation in the Ukraine. Photo: Lucas Jackson/Scanpix
She then turned her attention to the situation in Syria, calling Bashar al-Assad a “dictator who starves and bombs his own people”, before addressing the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Prior to her appearance at the General Assembly, Thorning-Schmidt also addressed the UN Climate Summit. Photo: Lucas Jackson/Scanpix
On the subject of climate change, Thorning-Schmidt recalled a trip to Greenland with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon in which they witnessed the effects first-hand.
Finally, the Danish PM turned her attention to the need to come up with a post-2015 plan for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.