70th UN General Assembly September 2015

There are roughly 150 world leaders meeting in New York this week for the 70th UN General Assembly. Discussions are probably going to be dominated by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and the Civil War in Syria. Today President Obama from the USA spoke to the Assembly. The full speech lasts 38 minutes. He starts by praising the UN and comparing how the world is today compared to when the UN began just after World War II.

The BBC have a live webfeed to keep you completely up-to-date with what people are saying at the Assembly.  Moreover they have an excellent short clip which explains the purpose of the UN General Assembly.

A few days ago the UN was in the news when the Pope (leader of Catholics) visited them and gave a speech.

He even had Shakira sing a version of John Lennon’s Imagine.

Perhaps you prefer the original…it starts at about 50 seconds in.

Vote on your favourite!


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