Media Tip Sheet: United Nations General Assembly

September 18, 2023

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WASHINGTON (September 18, 2023)—The United Nations will host world leaders Tuesday, September 19thto discuss the war in Ukraine, climate change, debt relief and increasing divisions. The United States will be the only representation of the five permanent members of the Security Council.  In addition to the aforementioned agenda, Volodymyr Zelensky will be there for the first time in person since the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

Michael Barnett

For more context on the matter, please consider Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University. Professor Barnett is an expert on The United Nations, global governance, global ethics, humanitarianism and the Middle East. He is the author of numerous books, including Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda and most recently,Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Worlds of Differences? Professor Barnett is a former Associate Editor of International Organization and has taught at colleges and universities around the world.  


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