"Behind the Scenes" at the UN General Assembly

 

Mahmoud Abbas (left), President of the Palestinian Authority, waits to be escorted by Desmond Parker (right), Chief of Protocol, to the rostrum for the speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the United Nations General Assembly?

No other event brings so many world leaders to one place at the same time than the seven-day-long debate.

The head of UN protocol calls it "a political whirlwind of world leaders and their delegations."

Desmond Parker also says the end of the general debate is just the beginning for delegates, who will spend the next three months sitting down in committees to carry out the work that carries the world forward.

Julie Walker spoke with Mr. Parker to get an inside look.

(Duration: 4’35″)

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