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Special Edition -- United Nations General Assembly


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Bureau of Public Affairs
September 24, 2010

   
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In this issue

  • Remarks by the President to the United Nations General Assembly
  • Millennium Development Goals Summit
  • 1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future
  • Secretary Clinton Announces Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

Remarks by the President Date: 09/23/2010 Description: President Obama delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly.  © AP Imageto the United Nations General Assembly

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23 – President Barack Obama addressed the 192 members of the United Nations during the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. In his remarks, the President talked about what his Administration has done to confront global challenges; the critical importance of pursuing peace in the Middle East; and the kind of world we must try to build in the 21st century.  Full Text

 


Millennium Development Goals Summit

"Secretary of State Clinton is leading a review to strengthen and better coordinate our diplomacy and our development efforts.”

--President Barack Obama, September 22, 2010

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 22 – In his remarks at the Millennium Development Goals Summit, President Barack Obama announced the new U.S. Global Development Policy - the first of its kind by an American administration. The Policy outlines overall development efforts, including the plan to pursue the Millennium Development Goals.  Full Text»  USAID Report»  USAID Administrator Shah’s Remarks on Economic Empowerment»


Date: 09/21/2010 Description: Secretary Clinton and Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin host ''1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future'' event on reducing child undernutrition, at the InterContinental hotel in New York City. © State Dept Image by Michael Gross1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 21 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Micheal Martin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, hosted a panel discussion highlighting the 1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future initiative. The goal of the initiative is to reduce child undernutrition. The initiative targets the crucial 1,000 day period of a child’s life – beginning with the mother’s pre-natal care and continuing until a child is 2 years old.

Other panelists included Mr. Muhtar Kent, Chairman and President of Coca-Cola; Ms. Maria Eitel, President of Nike Foundation; Mr. Tom Arnold, Chief Executive of Concern Worldwide; and Mr. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World. 
Read More»  Video»  1,000 Days: Fact Sheet»  ThousandDays.org»


Secretary Clinton Announces Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 21 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the creation of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves during remarks at a gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative. The Global Alliance is a new public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change. Read More»  Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves»  Clinton Global Initiative»  Fact Sheet»  Media Note» 
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Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 20 -- President Barack Obama’s new era of engagement has led to concrete results at the United Nations that advance U.S. foreign policy objectives and American security. A White House fact sheet outlines this new era of engagement. Full Text

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