UN General Assembly to Discuss Poverty, Education and Biodiversity

Monday, September 20, 2010

The United Nations General Assembly is holding its 65th annual meeting this week with representatives from 192 countries in attendance.

Among the many leaders in attendance this week will be President Barack Obama, who will address the Assembly on Wednesday. The president will speak about the UN's Millennium Development Goals: eight goals that include cutting poverty in half, providing universal access to education and to stopping the spread of HIV and AIDS, with a deadline of 2015.

The General Assembly is scheduled to convene a meeting on biodiversity with panel discussions on Wednesday to discuss conservation, sustainability and sharing of "genetic resources." The U.N. has designated 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity.

On Thursday, there will be a high-level meeting on disarmament, which will include observers from the Holy See and Palestine. U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon will give opening remarks.

Near Central Park, protesters have been demonstrating the attendance of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. On Sunday, U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon discussed various issues with Ahmadinejad, including developments in the Middle East as well as Iran's nuclear program, according to U.N. officials.

Tuesday morning, New York leaders Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gov. David Paterson spoke out against Ahmadinejad. Another protest against the Iranian leader is scheduled for Thursday.


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Karoon Netanya Rabin Igmulean from Shepherdsville USA -Israel

The way to open the world is to expand horizens which make us accountable though for our actions before the world. We become more responsible for the care of the ones we see for the love and endearments we send in hope of truth and for the joy of reunions of people as friends not a nation. We need to realize each person is unique and on the article of Iranian art and expressive behavior for their ideas we need to open our minds as the President of Iran meets again with people of the world at the UN. WE need to hear each other not just say hate. WE need to achieve our moments with truth in our belief of PEACE accords that affect millions we dont need walk outs that convey negative. What is one hour in time to accomplish a kindness and behavior pattern revealing us to be men and women. What a lot of people do not know is middle eastern behavior is backwards to American. Our calendars go left to right while old ones go up and down then to right. Writing is backwards so presentation of a paragraph is first idea, kindness, comments, then end in fierceness. American plot is different system British just off a little basically the same. We have different histories no one knew who Custer was overseas. Where quiet not ignorant more calculating and saying why do they shove that in my face my decision will be made in 4 days standard not right then. No wisdom to that must think it out. We sit on the end of the war of Iraq official deadline Dec 14 2010. We need to realize it is time to advance.
I sit stunned I was in a book store Family Christian Bookstore and a good friend from our youth was listed as dead. I thought my God I didnt even know Airmen Jason Cunningham then I found an injured man named the same. Are they the same I do not know. How many named the same are dead and grief a few years later spent. Same the world around. Have we as a people checked everyone to see if they are still there as 2011 hits and did we miss someones death. Are their children safe and what about their spouse. Not a nation same thing happened in Israel. I couldnt find old friend Debra Schizloririk they said my God Roon she dead 5 years. Where are the children. One died others alive. Boom walked right into her at grocery one morning grabbing bagels and loches for meeting. Why didnt I know the other one she mattered too. Karoon Netanya Rabin

Nov. 17 2010 01:14 PM

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