Sunday, September 20, 2009
The United Nations General Assembly opened its 64th session last week and the United States took its seat for the first time on the Human Rights Council. This week, President Obama will make his first appearance at the United Nations when he addresses the General Assembly on Wednesday, September 23. In addition, President Obama will speak at a special summit meeting on climate control on September 22 and chair a special Security Council meeting on arms control and nonproliferation on September 24. More information about President Obama's maiden appearance at the UN can be found on the website of the United Nations Association
, along with a link to watch a streaming video of his speech.
This will be the first time that a U.S. president has chaired a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.