September 22nd, 2010
10:35 AM ET
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Obama to address poverty, diplomacy at UN appearances

United Nations (CNN) - President Barack Obama is taking to the world stage before the U.N. General Assembly this week, where he will address efforts to halt world poverty and discuss a wide range of foreign policy issues, including nuclear disarmament and instability in the Middle East.

Obama will reaffirm U.S. support for the Millennium Development Goals, an ambitious agenda world leaders set 10 years ago to tackle global poverty, which has grown amid the world economic recession. He is speaking Wednesday afternoon at a plenary session on the goals.

The president will be among the world leaders speaking on Thursday morning at the U.N. General Assembly's annual general debate, where he will address a wide range of issues.

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  1. Dean

    Obama does everything in the world except stay home and get jobs back into this country. What a loser.

    September 22, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. stufit

    Will he tell us why he is taking $50 million dollars from American taxpayers to buy stoves for people in 3rd World countries who have been cooking like that for 50,000 years? I know its just chump change for a date night for him, but it is real money to those of us who actually pay taxes for it. Arrogance thy name is Obama.

    September 22, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. A True Centrist

    "Obama will reaffirm U.S. support for the Millennium Development Goals, an ambitious agenda world leaders set 10 years ago to tackle global poverty, which has grown amid the world economic recession. "

    Hopefully that includes the poverty here in the US that Obama and his far left policies helped create. Where are the jobs, where is the growth? You can't just spend $800,000,000,000 on a "stimulus", see no job growth and continue to blame the prior inept administration. Enough is enough, you have failed us and we deserve more.

    September 22, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. Jerry

    Poverty has risen dramatically under Obama while the wife lives in luxury for all to see. Impeach him now

    September 22, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  5. Snow

    obama is right at home at the UN. They are also wasters of money and want redistribution of wealth from workers to non workers, many of them not willing to help themselves. The only organization more corrupt than the demorat led congress is the UN which cannot even handle distribution of food without its own members stealing it.

    September 22, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. nothing will be done

    this country thinks that it is entitled forget about its fellow man

    capitalism is the warm blanket of excuse to wrap yourself in when you want what is yours and no sharing

    other countries can be worse, but we could be better

    September 22, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. Sam Sixpack

    Obama knows all about poverty. There are more people in the US living in poverty than EVER before. WAY TO GO!

    September 22, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. Enough is Enough

    Funny how Obama is talking about poverty as his for left wing agenda helps to destroy the financial future of this country.

    September 22, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. President Oblamo to blame Bush

    President Oblamo, AKA Mr teleprompter, will likley blane George Bush for worldwide poverty, global warming, and the BO oil spill. Maybe he should have ,unch with Iran's President Imanutjob to see what they have in common – I mean Obama did say he'd sith with the iranian Netcake without any preconditions

    September 22, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. Dale

    Sure hope he don't start offering up more tax payer money to other countries. We need the money right here in the USA really BAD.

    Also, other countries don't like us anyway and never agree with us on anything unless we are giving them tax payer money. They can all take a hike.

    From now on with OUR GOVERNMENT gives away OUR MONEY to other countries it should come with a price tag, what are we getting for this money?

    September 22, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |