|—||President Obama, September 24, 2013|
The UN General Assembly Debate starts today at UN Headquarters in New York, where more than 130 world leaders as well as foreign ministers will take the stage over the next week.
"UN Week" is here!
What issues will be on the agenda of the more than 130 world leaders expected to attend? This infographic features a few of the biggest events. Get all the details and find out what is scheduled for Monday here: http://j.mp/15NlofW
The International Day of Peace is observed each year on September 21. UN Peacekeepers around the world will receive notes like the one signed by Secretary Kerry thanking them for their sacrifice & valuable contributions to global peace and security.
Did you miss our Google+ Hangout today on the relationship between the U.S. and the UN with Acting Assistant Secretary Dean Pittman; John Prendergast of the Enough Project; Mark Leon Goldberg, a reporter with UN Dispatch; and our very own U.S. Youth Observer Tiffany Taylor? Watch a replay here!
Join us tomorrow, September 18 at 1:00 PM ET for a Google+ Hangout on the relationship between the U.S. and the UN and why youth, in particular, should care about multilateralism.
Watch the Hangout live at http://goo.gl/M1JmnY and be a part of the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ and Twitter using #UNMatters.
Watch Ambassador Power’s remarks on the report of the UN Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria. Read the full UN report here.
The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA, is pleased to announce the selection of this year’s U.S. Youth Observer to the 68th UN General Assembly. The Observer, Ms. Tiffany Taylor, was selected from among more than 700 applicants nationwide. Ms. Taylor graduated from the University of Chicago and is currently pursuing joint Masters Degrees from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the School of Public Health at Columbia University. She originally hails from Mississippi.