President Obama With Farewell Speech to UN General Assembly on September 20

Time: 7:00 p.m. CEST

President Barack Obama would give his farewell speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, in which he would define the steps he undertook to make the planet safer. In the speech Obama could points out the success with the Paris Agreement on climate change, restoring the relations with Cuba and Myanmar, achieving Iran nuclear deal, but the diplomatic outcome could be shadowed with the situation in Middle East, North Korea’s nuclear threat, situation in Ukraine.

Obama would depart to New York City on Sunday, when according to schedule announced by the White House press secretary Josh Earnest; Obama will have two fundraising events for the Democratic Party. On September 19, Obama would have a meeting with Iraq’s Prime minister, Haider al-Abadi.

On September 20, Obama will have his final U.N. address as the president, would have a lunch with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, would meet CEO’s and it will host a refugee summit. Its attendance to the UNGA, Obama would end on September 22, and return to Washington D.C. after participation in a U.S.-Africa forum and meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Obama’s first address to the UNGA was in 2009 and since then, the President succeeded to broke a global emissions-cutting agreement, ended wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by returning the majority of the U.S. troops home and arranged a deal with Iran for the nuclear program.

What remains to the agenda in the final months of Obama’s presidency is reaching an end to the Syria civil war, which killed about half-a-million people. Another open issue is to end Russia’s influence on Crimea and protecting the integrity of Ukraine. In the past years, conflicts happened in Libya and Yemen, while Obama said the started engagement in the war against the Islamic State group would pass to the next president.


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