Preview of U.S. Priorities at the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly
Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs,
U.S. State Department
with introductory remarks by
Daniel F. Runde,
Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis,
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Since the founding of the United Nations in the wake of World War II, American Administrations have employed that body’s General Assembly to introduce and strengthen the discourse around new policy ideas and address burning issues. Notable announcements in the past include President Obama's seminal Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development at the 2010 meeting, which set the agenda for his administration's development policy priorities.
A large number of global challenges may be on the agenda for this year, including Syria, Iran, food security, and the Horn of Africa. Please join us for remarks by Esther Brimmer, who will outline the priorities and agenda of this year's UN General Assembly, which will convene on September 18, 2012.