Pope in the US
Spectators watch Pope Francis on a video screen outside the West Front of the U.S. Capitol as he addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2015.Reuters

Pope Francis, who is on his first trip to the United States, is set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, during which he is expected to bring up the pressing issues of climate change and the refugee crisis. 

Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic church, will visit the UN headquarters at 8.30 am local time, and will hold a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon.

He is expected to urge the 193-member UN General Assembly to do more for the thousands of refugees fleeing violence in their countries, which he had called "a universal problem". 

During his address to the joint session of the US Congress on Thursday, the Pope asked Americans to end 'hostility' toward immigrants.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican's apostolic nuncio and the UN ambassador had told The Associated Press that the Pope will stress on how poverty and a bad government create conflict situations in several countries, causing migration. 

Watch the Pope's first address at the United Nations LIVE in the video below: 

This is the link to the live streaming video