Beyond Gate 6: UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly Hall

The United Nations General Assembly Hall

Quite an important event, that has been overshadowed by the current economic turmoil, is taking place in New York City this week: The United Nations General Assembly.

Hundreds of dignitaries and world leaders have congregated here to discuss and vote on important global issues. To a lot of New Yorkers, this congregation is merely the cause of annoying traffic delays and street closures.

This assembly will be President Bush’s final address as leader of the United States and also marks the return of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose appearance last year caused quite a stir. Ahmadinejad’s controversial remarks regarding Israel and the Jews have sparked much outrage and protests. Only time will tell on Tuesday if the Iranian president will steal the show this time with his colorful commentary.

–Speaking of protests, The New York Times has an article on the various protestors who’ve gathered to voice their opinions on more than just Ahmadinejad.

-Lynecia B.

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