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From Queen Elizabeth to President Obama, only heads of state sit on "the chair"

Heads of State Chair

When is a chair not just a chair? How about when more heads of state have sat on it than any other single chair in the world. The UN has a ceremonial chair…

29 Sep 2011 /

"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…

28 Sep 2011 /

4:30 am start for UN spokesperson team during General Assembly

Martin Nesirky

As world leaders gather in New York for their annual debate on global issues, the UN Secretary-General's media team…

21 Sep 2011 /
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