Behind the Scenes at UNGA: Focus on Africa

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 27, 2012

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and officials from the State Department and other U.S. government agencies are attending meetings at the 67th meeting of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

On Wednesday, September 26, Secretary Clinton and senior U.S. government officials participated in the UNAIDS Shared Responsibility event; the UN Secretary-General Meeting on the Sahel; and the UN Secretary-General Meeting on Somalia. Secretary Clinton represented the United States at the UN Security Council Session on Middle East Peace and Security and continued to hold bilateral meetings throughout the day. A list of Secretary Clinton's meetings can be found on the Department of State's public schedule.

Watch the above video to hear USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson discuss their work at UNGA. Follow the State Department on Storify for more highlights from U.S. engagement at UNGA. Please continue to follow our coverage of UN events via @StateDept and @USUN on Twitter as well as on and the USUN website.


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