Monday, September 20, 2004

UNGA--59th Session

The 59th Session of the United Nations General Assembly begins its period of general debate tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who recently described the U.S. intervention in Iraq as "illegal," will open the debate with an address focused on the importance of the rule of law in international affairs. President Bush will be among the 62 heads of state and 21 heads of government (along with various other dignitaries) who are expected to address the General Assembly. The President's remarks will focus on U.S. initiatives designed to alleviate poverty and address the AIDS crisis in Africa, themes addressed in his weekly radio address on Saturday.