Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The General Assembly Debates

The 62nd General Assembly debates started this morning! Some of the streets in Manhattan were closed to traffic as about 70 Heads of State and nearly 30 Heads of Government headed to the UN. Security was tight and the General Assembly Hall was packed. However, I was fortunate to be able to hear and see the leaders up close and personal from the gallery [the debates can also be heard via webcast - http://www.un.org/webcast/ga/62/ ]

My favourite speaker in the morning was Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France. He spoke with so much passion and conviction. Au nom de la France!
And George Bush's speech? Ah well...

Got to run now as the Head of States of Iran, Afghanistan and Indonesia are among those speaking this afternoon!

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