Exactly two months after the terrorist attacks against the United States, United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan today accompanied United States President George W. Bush to the ground zero site at the World Trade Center in New York. President Bush returned to the World Trade Center for a Veterans Day tribute. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (centre), U.S. President George W. Bush (left), and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the ground zero site.
City/Location: New York
Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
What Happened At the United Nations on September 11, 2001
Stephane Dujarric is a long serving United Nations spokesperson who on September 11th, 2001 was at his office at the United Nations when planes struck the World Trade Center. I’ve known Stephane Dujarric a long time and knew that he was in the building that day, but I’d not spoken about it with him until now.
He offers a grounds-eye view of what it was like to be at the United Nations that day, and as a long serving senior UN spokesperson he is able to give some perspective on how those attacks forever changed the United Nations.