Monday, September 23, 2013
When I lived in New York, it was common for people to get as far away from the city during the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly annual General Debate. Traffic will be horrible as heads of state from around the world put New York City's finest through some elaborate traffic moves. Some 30 world leaders are set for the opening day at United Nations Headquarters in New York for the General Assembly's annual General Debate, which kicks off tomorrow and aims to set the stage for building a new global development agenda which both protects the planet and promotes equity, justice and prosperity for all people. The UN reports that 84 heads of State, 41 heads of Government, 11 Deputy Prime Ministers and 65 Foreign Ministers are scheduled to address the Assembly on sustainable development, poverty eradication, climate change, human rights, and a range of peace and security issues. It's an exciting time and we hope to share many highlights with you over the next weeks.