General Assembly on Tuesday. He condemned military conflict and said that the U.S. does not seek "a new Cold War with China".
While he stressed to world leaders the importance of working together, Biden resisted criticism from allies regarding the U.S. chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the diplomatic turmoil with France.
Instead, Biden made his argument before the annual gathering for world leaders that the United States is still a reliable partner after four years of President Donald Trump’s "America first” foreign policy.
Biden stated, "We're opening an era of relentless diplomacy. We're using the power and influence of our development assistance to invest in new ways to lift people up around the globe."
The president made a passionate plea for cooperation to both friends and foes, saying that the success of a long list of crises will depend on "our ability to recognize our common humanity."
Biden stated that the U.S. had reached a turning moment under his leadership with the conclusion of military operations last month in Afghanistan, which ended America's longest-running war. Biden said that this set the stage for his administration's shift to intensive diplomacy in a time when there are many crises around the world.
He stated that "Today, many our greatest concerns can't be solved or even dealt with by the force of arm." "Bombs, bullets, and missiles cannot protect against COVID-19 and its future variants."
Biden provided a strong endorsement of the U.N.'s relevance at a difficult historical time and sought to reassure allies wary of U.S. cooperation.
To help poor countries switch to cleaner energy and combat the "merciless” effects of climate change, he pledged to increase U.S. financial assistance to them by doubling it. This would increase assistance to $11.4 billion per year. After doubling the amount to $5.7billion a year five months ago, this would be a significant increase.
Rich nations have for years pledged to spend $100 billion per year on climate aid in the fight against climate change. But a new study has shown that they are only $20 billion short. Biden stated that his new commitment would assist rich nations in reaching their goal.