UNGA 2015 Live
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Reuters

Another 38 state representatives are due to speak at the United Nations' General Debate in New York on 29 September, after an intense opening day saw the diplomatic showdown between US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin take the central stage.

Paul Kagame of Rwanda will start the dance in a day dominated by African countries, with 13 speakers from the continent. They will address the 70th session of the General Assembly, the theme of which is: "The United Nations at 70 – a new commitment to action".

The crisis in eastern Ukraine and Russia's perceived neo-imperialism are likely to be high on the agenda, as speakers include Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and delegates from two of three Baltic States: Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Lithuanian leader Dalia Grybauskait.

Italy's Matteo Renzi, Venezuela's socialist president Nicolas Maduro, Japan's hawkish Shinzo Abe, and Thailand's junta leader General Prayut Chan-o-Cha are also to address the audience.

Second last on the podium will be British foreign secretary Philip Hammond, substituting for prime minister David Cameron, who is in New York but will be attending meetings with anti-Islamic State coalition allies and the Turkish government instead.

You can watch all the speeches with a live English translation here: