Tuesday, September 20, 2011

President Obama At The United Nations

Bilateral meetings and the Open Government Partnership... 
President Obama had a full day in New York City visiting the United Nations General Assembly to address a range of issues on the historic progress that has been made over the last year and the opportunities that lie ahead, including human rights abroad and the promotion of democracy, the White House said. (Above: The President, seated beside President Dilma Roussef of Brazil, during the session for the Open Government Partnership)

The President began his day meeting with Transitional National Council (TNC) Chairman, Mustafa Abdel Jalil at the United Nations North Lawn Building. He also met with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan to address the tragic loss of former Afghani President and Chairman of Afghan Peace Council, Burhanuddin Rabban.

After a closed-press lunch, the President met with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil before holding a meeting with the Open Government Partnership, a global initiative to promote transparency, fight corruption, energize civic engagement and leverage new technologies to strengthen the foundations of freedom.

To close the day, the President held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

In the evening, the President and First Lady attended a DNC fundraiser.

*Photo by Pete Souza/White House

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