New York

25 September 2012

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with United States Senator Mr. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), on the margins of the 67th General Assembly

The Secretary-General met with Senator Patrick Leahy.
They discussed issues related to the UN budget, against the backdrop of the global financial climate.
They focussed on the alarming human rights situation inside Syria, as well as the serious regional implications of the Syrian crisis, particularly the humanitarian dimension.