Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly:
The flags of all nations
President Obama at his arrival in New York to address the General Assembly
- President Obama addressing the Climate Summit
- The Twitter wall at the Climate Summit – tweets on climate change were projected onto the wall outside of the hall where the Summit was held. #climate2014
- Sphere within a Sphere by sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The sphere reflects the newly completed General Assembly building, which was renovated for the first time in 70 years. The sculpture was presented as a gift to the United Nations by Lamberto Dini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy
The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte with the Youth Envoy
The Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Amina J. Mohammed, Special Advisor of the United Nations Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. Ms. Mohammed attended the My World event on 25 September to celebrate over 5 million votes in the My World survey, 3.4 million of which were cast by youth around the world. Make your voice heard at the MyWorld website.
The Secretary General and King Abdullah of Jordan
Wolf Blitzer of CNN
Outside of the General Assembly Hall
A campaign from the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson to end open defecation which printed facts about the harm of open defecation onto rolls of toilet tissue. Read more on their website.