Advancing equality for LGBT persons isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s fundamental to advancing democracy and human rights.
John Kerry at the United Nations, September 26, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in the Millennium Development Goals Event hosted by the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City on September 24, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participates in the Millennium Development Goals Event hosted by the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City on September 24, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

This is our demand, our request to all the responsible people – that instead of sending weapons, instead of sending tanks to Afghanistan and all these countries that are suffering from terrorism, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers. This is the only way we can fight for education.

Education activist Malala Yousafzai at today’s #UNGA event on Global Education First.

For more on the event see here.

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Behind the scenes at UNGA. We keep hundreds of flags on hand for meetings surrounding the 68th UN General Assembly. Is your flag in this photo?

We are encouraged that President Rouhani received from the Iranian people a mandate to pursue a more moderate course and I am directing John Kerry to pursue this effort with the Iranian government in close cooperation with international partners.
President Obama, September 24, 2013
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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. 

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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. 

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Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry on Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman meets USYouth Observer at the UN General Assembly Tiffany Taylor at the Social Good Summit in New York. 

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Special Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry on Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman meets USYouth Observer at the UN General Assembly Tiffany Taylor at the Social Good Summit in New York. 

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"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

united-nations:

"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