About the Author: Ashli L. Ferguson serves as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
This week, while in New York for the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer participated in a digital conversation at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge -- a fully-wired gathering spot for digital journalists, NGO representatives, and bloggers at the 92nd Street Y. During the discussion, Mark Goldberg of the UN Dispatch and Robb Skinner of the UN Foundation posed questions on the Millennium Development Goals and President Obama's new development strategy, which will be unveiled in his remarks at the MDG Plenary Session later today. Assistant Secretary Brimmer underscored the need to make more progress in the areas of women and children's health and the need to decrease maternal and child mortality. She also discussed the Obama Administration's renewed emphasis on multilateral diplomacy. You can watch the video here.