What to Expect From the U.N. General Assembly

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening meeting of the General Assembly’s seventieth session, New York, Sept. 15, 2015 (U.N. photo by Eskinder Debebe).
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening meeting of the General Assembly’s seventieth session, New York, Sept. 15, 2015 (U.N. photo by Eskinder Debebe).
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Leaders from around the world will soon be arriving in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But it is Pope Francis, scheduled to speak at the Sustainable Development Goals summit on Friday, who is generating the most excitement. In the latest Global Dispatches podcast, host Mark Goldberg talks with World Politics Review columnist Richard Gowan about Pope Francis’ address and the other topics likely to dominate the 70th U.N. General Assembly: Syria, the refugee crisis and U.N. peacekeeping. For more on U.N. politics, read Gowan’s recent feature […]

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