Obama lauds new era of global diplomacy at U.N.
September 20th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama lauds new era of global diplomacy at U.N.

(CNN) - Heralding what he called a new international diplomacy model for the 21st century, President Barack Obama spent Tuesday at the United Nations in meetings with key foreign leaders to continue pushing foreign policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa.

His schedule included one-on-one talks with the chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, as well as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: World leaders flock to New York
September 19th, 2011
02:58 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: World leaders flock to New York

New York (CNN) - I've been coming to New York almost every September for a long time, because of the United Nations General Assembly. It convenes at the same time each year. Leaders flock from all over the world, making it a good opportunity to sit down with some of them.

In recent years, I've also been able to interview former President Bill Clinton. He hosts his Clinton Global Initiative in New York at the same time, to allow world leaders to attend both the General Assembly and the CGI. In fact, tomorrow, I'll be sitting down with Clinton.

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Schwarzenegger to address United Nations
September 19th, 2011
01:12 PM ET
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Schwarzenegger to address United Nations

(CNN) – Arnold Schwarzenegger will jump into the mix of world leaders convening in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.

The former California governor, who backed strict emissions controls while in office, is set to discuss clean energy practices Tuesday at a forum focused on combating climate change in the private sector.
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President to fundraise while in New York City
September 19th, 2011
10:36 AM ET
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President to fundraise while in New York City

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to New York City Monday afternoon, for three days of meetings at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

But with his re-election 14 months away, the president will fit in some politics. According to the White House schedule, Obama will headline a Democratic National Committee event at a private residence in New York City Monday evening.
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Filed under: Fundraising • New York • President Obama • United Nations
Cain on the United Nations: I would 'shake them up'
September 17th, 2011
06:00 PM ET
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Cain on the United Nations: I would 'shake them up'

(CNN) - Two days before the United Nations General Assembly meets in New York, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain said he would change the rules at the U.N. if he becomes president.

"My approach to the United Nations would be to shake them up," Cain said firmly on Saturday at a town hall in South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • United Nations
Obama to attend U.N. General Assembly
September 1st, 2011
03:06 PM ET
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Obama to attend U.N. General Assembly

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to New York this month to take part in the U.N. General Assembly, the White House announced Thursday.

The September 19-21 trip also will include meetings with visiting officials and a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, according to the White House statement.


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U.S. to boycott global racism conference over anti-Semitic history
June 1st, 2011
09:15 PM ET
3 years ago

U.S. to boycott global racism conference over anti-Semitic history

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Obama administration is boycotting the 10-year commemoration of a global conference to combat racism because previous meetings have included what it called "ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism."

The first conference, which took place in 2001 in Durban, South Africa, focused in large measure on Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Delegates produced a draft resolution at the conference that equated Zionism with racism.
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Obama's potentially awkward Brazilian arrival
United Nations Security Council approves no-fly zone for Libya
March 18th, 2011
07:44 PM ET
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Obama's potentially awkward Brazilian arrival

Brasilia, Brazil - Just hours after declaring at the White House that he has helped put together a "strong" coalition to launch military action against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi if necessary, President Obama is heading here to a country that abstained from voting on the critical United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing force.

Obama arrives here Saturday for a bilateral meeting at the grand Planalto Palace with President Dilma Vana Rousseff, the first female leader of Brazil, which was one of just five nations that voted to abstain on Thursday night's vote before the U.N. Security Council.
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Filed under: Libya • President Obama • United Nations
September 23rd, 2010
04:07 PM ET
4 years ago

U.S. walks out of UNGA during Ahmadinejad speech

United Nations (CNN) - Delegates from the United States and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiery speech that criticized Washington, capitalism and the world body itself.

Though incendiary statements from Ahmadinejad are nothing new, tension in the hall grew as the Iranian leader recounted various conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

"Some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack," Ahmadinejad told the General Assembly. He followed with the claim that the attacks were aimed at reversing "the declining American economy and its scripts on the Middle East in order to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people, as well as most nations and politicians around the world, agree with this view."

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September 23rd, 2010
12:13 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama addresses Mideast peace in UN address

(CNN) – In a wide-ranging address to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday, President Barack Obama dwelled on the intractable Middle East conflict and urged Israelis and Palestinians to seize the day in talks his administration initiated.

"Now is the time for the parties to help each other overcome this obstacle. Now is the time to build the trust - and provide the time - for substantial progress to be made. Now is the time for this opportunity to be seized, so that it doesn't slip away," Obama said.

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Filed under: Middle East • President Obama • United Nations
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