"UN Week" is here!  What issues will be on the agenda of the more than 130 world leaders expected to attend? This infographic features a few of the biggest events. Get all the details here and find out what is scheduled for Monday here: http://j.mp/15NlofW

"UN Week" is here! What issues will be on the agenda of the more than 130 world leaders expected to attend? This infographic features a few of the biggest events. Get all the details here and find out what is scheduled for Monday here: http://j.mp/15NlofW

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UN General Assembly Hall is usually one of the busiest rooms around in September but this year it's under construction!   The General Assembly "general debate" -- at which more than 130 world leaders will speak this week -- will be held in the UN's North Lawn Building

UN General Assembly Hall is usually one of the busiest rooms around in September but this year it's under construction! The General Assembly "general debate" -- at which more than 130 world leaders will speak this week -- will be held in the UN's North Lawn Building

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World leaders are converging on New York City to tackle humanity's most intractable problems at the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly which officially opens on Tuesday.  The world is watching. Are you?

World leaders are converging on New York City to tackle humanity's most intractable problems at the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly which officially opens on Tuesday. The world is watching. Are you?

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The 68th session of the UN General Assembly gets underway in New York City on Tuesday.  Who is President John Ashe? He hails from Antigua and Barbuda. Meet him -- in his own words -- and find out what he plans to focus on over the next 12 months in this guest post he wrote for our blog: http://j.mp/1ew6Maw

The 68th session of the UN General Assembly gets underway in New York City on Tuesday. Who is President John Ashe? He hails from Antigua and Barbuda. Meet him -- in his own words -- and find out what he plans to focus on over the next 12 months in this guest post he wrote for our blog: http://j.mp/1ew6Maw

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World leaders will make history this month at the UN. We’ll be watching and using Facebook and other social media platforms to highlight what’s happening at the 68th session of the General Assembly.  To get you started, here are some quick links: http://j.mp/1eL9pFp

World leaders will make history this month at the UN. We’ll be watching and using Facebook and other social media platforms to highlight what’s happening at the 68th session of the General Assembly. To get you started, here are some quick links: http://j.mp/1eL9pFp

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The first day of "UN Week" got off to a busy start!  The international community’s resolve to advance the rights of all persons with disabilities was reaffirmed and commitments to boost UN Millennium Development Goals achievements were announced, bringing the total to $2.5 billion in new pledges ahead of the 2015 target date for the Goals.

The first day of "UN Week" got off to a busy start! The international community’s resolve to advance the rights of all persons with disabilities was reaffirmed and commitments to boost UN Millennium Development Goals achievements were announced, bringing the total to $2.5 billion in new pledges ahead of the 2015 target date for the Goals.

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High security during the 68th session of the General Assembly.

High security during the 68th session of the General Assembly.

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Everything was set in place for the UN General Assembly Debate, including the pens for demonstrators. Photo credit: Stephane Dujarric

Everything was set in place for the UN General Assembly Debate, including the pens for demonstrators. Photo credit: Stephane Dujarric

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Barack Obama, President of The United States of America, at the Security Council Chamber during the "UN Week"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Barack Obama, President of The United States of America, at the Security Council Chamber during the "UN Week"

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Outgoing United Nations General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic (centre) hands over gavel to incoming President John Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is at left.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Outgoing United Nations General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic (centre) hands over gavel to incoming President John Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is at left. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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