World leaders converge on the United Nations in New York this week for the 66th annual session of the General Assembly. Of 193 member nations, South Sudan being newly inducted this past July, 121 heads of state and government are expected to attend the six-day event.
We're helping break down the week's events to give you a viewer's guide to key topics this week.
Our GPS blog breaks down the top five stories on the agenda this week in New York, ranked in descending order of likely media interest. And our Security Clearance blog provides a viewer's guide to the events listed below:
The U.N. kicks off events with a two-day first-ever high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases that cumulatively kill three in five people worldwide. It will focus on combating cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is looking to "broker an international commitment that puts noncommunicable diseases high on the development agenda."READ FULL SECURITY CLEARANCE POST
This would be a likely terrdrist target?
That damn public school education again
Why wont they let us Mormons attend? Is it racism?
THATS JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING,JAMES. ONLY I WAS THINKING MAYBE TERRORIST MADE MORE SENCE.
I wish we would pull out of the UN. They are very unfriendly to the US.
Frank Burns: "Get us out of the UN."
Korean group: "ged usss out of da OO Enn."
Frank Burns: "Don't contaminate our drinking water with fluoridation."
Korean group: "Don condamamanan garble zabble........"
Why no mention of thew 6.9 Himalaya earthquake yesterday? Some people actually died, 53 at last count, unlike the previous few earthquakes reported on this blog.
The eyes of the world will be watching. It will be interesting to see if we keep our regular stance or move into this century.