72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

President Trump (2L), U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (C), White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (2R) and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster (R) clap for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) at a meeting on U.N. reform in New York on September 18

72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
September 18, 2017

This week, President Donald J. Trump leads the United States’ delegation to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City, where he will participate in approximately 20 meetings with world leaders and other events.  One of President Trump’s core objectives for U.S. participation in this year’s meeting is to pursue reform at the United Nations, to ensure the organization is accountable to member states and is run more effectively and efficiently. Earlier today, the President delivered remarks (Whitehouse.gov) at the Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development Meeting where he called for a better, more efficient United Nations.

The President will address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19th, at 10:30 AM EDT (14:30 PM BST).   The President’s remarks will be streamed live on state.gov and Facebook.com/usdos.

In addition to the President’s engagements, Secretary Tillerson, Ambassador Haley, and other Administration  officials will attend dozens of bilateral and multilateral meetings.  Today, Secretary Tillerson attended a Ministerial Discussion on Syria and participated in the second U.S.-India-Japan Ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue, among other meetings.  You can follow the Secretary’s travel to New York for UNGA here.

Transcipts, Fact Sheets and Other Releases

September 18, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at the Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development Meeting (Whitehouse.gov)

September 18, 2017 Ambassador Haley’s Remarks at a High-Level Event on “Reforming the United Nations: Management, Security, and Development” (USUN)

September 18, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting (Whitehouse.gov)

September 18, 2017: Remarks by President Trump and President Macron of France Before Bilateral Meeting (Whitehouse.gov)

September 18, 2017: Transcript of On-the-Record Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield on Syria (State.gov)

September 17, 2017: Readout of Secretary of State Tillerson’s Participation in the Second U.S.-India-Japan Ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue (State.gov)

September 17, 2017: Readout of Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (State.gov)