Tuesday, September 19, 2006

UNGA General Debate

President Bush addressed the United Nations General Assembly at the opening of its 61st Session today. The text of his remarks is available from the White House website and also from the UNGA website [.pdf file].

The President spoke fourth during the morning session following UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, President of the General Assembly Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, and Brazil's President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva. Secretary-General Annan's opening address to the UNGA was his last in the post. In all, twenty-seven heads of state or government spoke before the UNGA today.