Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This Week at the United Nations

Gridlock alert here in the city as leaders from around the world convene at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a new US-South Korean trade deal. The signing happened after a bilateral meeting Monday afternoon at the United Nations.

When President Trump enters the ornate chamber of the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, he will find a sturdy wooden gavel at his place around the horseshoe-shaped table. With three raps, the president - who campaigned against globalism and has derided the U.N. as 'just a club' - will open a session of its most exclusive body: the 15-member Security Council.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made history again this week, becoming the first female head of state to attend the United Nations General Assembly with her infant.