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President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. 

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution.

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Seen through the bars of a temporary security barrier, people walk along 1st Avenue in New York in front of United Nations Headquarters as the United Nations General Assembly gets underway Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 and into the coming week. (AP Photo / Craig Ruttle)

The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week.

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President Donald Trump surprised both supporters and detractors when he seemed to endorse an immigration deal a day after the White House announced that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have been in the country for more than a decade must leave.

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Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations joins us to discuss his country's efforts to curb political infighting.