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Obama’s Security Council session begins

I’m live-tweeting the Security Council meeting on non-proliferation and disarmament for UN Dispatch

Full text of President Obama’s opening statement below the fold:

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Security Council meeting on non-proliferation

At 9:15 EDT, President Obama is chairing a Security Council meeting on non-proliferation and disarmament. You can follow the proceedings  on channel 3 of the UN Webcast.  The Times is reporting that U.S. READ MORE

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General Assembly speaker schedule: Day 2

From Comoros to Israel, Venezuela to Malta, here is day two of the UN General Assembly debate. You can watch all of the proceedings live via UN Webcast

The day’s full UNGA speaking schedule:  

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Myanmar *not* discussed at Obama/Hu meeting

I just emerged from a press briefing with Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs and Jeffrey Bader from the National Security Council. Campbell encouraged the assembled press to ask about the contents of the numerous bi-lateral meetings held between President Obama and heads of state this week, so I took the opportunity to ask whether or not issues surrounding Myanmar/Burma were discussed at all during the meeting between Obama and Hu.

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Saudi to require polio vaccine for Hajj pilgrims

At the Clinton Global Initiative, The United Nations Foundation (which supports this blog) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a $30 million program to eradicate polio.

As it stands, polio is close to being wiped off the map. There were only some 1650 cases reported in 2008. About 90% of those cases originated from countries where polio remains endemic: India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The money will largely directed to polio eradication campaigns in those four countries.

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Obama’s UN GA speech and today’s schedule

Tune in here at about 10 am for a live feed of President Obama’s address to the General Assembly, courtesy of the White House.  You can watch all the action throughout the day via the UN live webcast.  N.B. that President Obama will be immediately followed by…”H.E. Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi” Full schedule after the jump.

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