The Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State is ready for today’s luncheon for Prime Minister of India @narendramodi, co-hosted by @VP Biden and Secretary John Kerry. Learn more about the Department of State’s diplomatic reception rooms here: http://go.usa.gov/vghe and watch the state lunch live here: http://go.usa.gov/v4cR.
#SecKerry at the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Ministerial
President Obama addressing the United Nations General Assembly this morning. #UNGA #NewYork #NYC #Obama #POTUS
"We will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people." —President Obama on ordering American armed forces to begin targeted airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria
#SecKerry and John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, cross Lexington Avenue in New York City between meetings today at the United Nations General Assembly. #UNGA #NYC #NewYork
Societies where women and girls are empowered are more prosperous and stable - not occasionally, but always. — Secretary Kerry at an Equal Futures Partnership event on the margins of UNGA, September 22, 2014
The 69th United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week started in #NYC today. Apologies to New Yorkers for the traffic as world leaders and representatives from 193 countries converge on your city! #UNGA
Today marks the opening of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Week in New York. World leaders and representatives from 193 countries will come together to work on an agenda packed with burning issues: foreign terrorist fighters, Ebola, climate change, and much more.
You can follow along with all the action on Twitter, check out our photos on Flickr, and catch videos from the events on YouTube. You can also watch events live on video.state.gov/live.
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In this photo from @NOAA, marine debris clutters a beach in Kaho’olawe, #Hawaii. Today is International Coastal Cleanup Day and volunteers around the world will spend time picking up debris from our beaches. Are you volunteering today?