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UN Week General Debate, Day 3: Who Speaks When

The General Debate marches on today, giving us another opportunity to provide a rundown of speakers for you. Thursday has some marquee addresses in the morning session, including a pair separated by only one name on the list that will draw the vast majority of the attention today.

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5 Stories to Follow During UN Week

Hundreds of world leaders will descend on New York City for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly.  Here are the topics that will drive the agenda at the United Nations this week.

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Why There is Much to Celebrate this World Water Week

Yesterday, the 2012 World Water Week began. This annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden is the planet’s largest gathering of water-related scientists, managers, NGO leaders, and multilateral organizations. This year’s conference lies in the shadow of the coming due 2015 due date for the Millennium Development Goals related to water and sanitation.

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UN Dispatch Interviews Ted Turner

I interviewed United Nations Foundation founder, media and restaurant entrepreneur Ted Turner at the RioPluSocial last week. We discussed how sustainable development has changed since the first Rio Summit in 1992; how the media can keep sustainable development in the forefront; what global issue keeps him up at night; and, of course....Captain Planet.

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Rio+20: USA Announces Africa Clean Energy Finance Partnership

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is addressing the plenary session this morning, the closing day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. But as has been the case throughout most of the week, the real action is in the side events, where pledges are made and new initiatives launched.