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Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary attended United Nations General Assembly

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague led the UK delegation to the United Nations General Assembly.

The gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly is a unique forum for the international community to address global issues. The sixty-sixth session opened in New York on 13 September 2011. The UK delegation, led by the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary, were active throughout the Assembly, met key counterparts and advanced UK foreign policy across the board. They were accompanied by seven other Ministers from across Government.

Full coverage:

**Saturday 24 September
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**Friday 23 September
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  • The UN, the international community and Somalia’s political leaders, in particular the Transitional Federal Institutions, must join together to demonstrate our collective commitment to building a lasting peace across Somalia - Foreign Secretary speaks at UN meeting on Somalia
  • Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is a key disarmament and non-proliferation priority - Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt’s intervention at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Article XIV Conference
  • Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham hosts a reception, together with the US and Norway, in honour of South Sudan’s membership to the UN (photo)

  • In pictures: Foreign Secretary and Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham meets Secretary of State of the United States

  • In pictures: Foreign Secretary meets Foreign Minister of Israel

  • In pictures: Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt meets Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka
  • In pictures: Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham meets Foreign Minister’s of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda
  • In pictures: Foreign Office Minister Lord Howell meets Foreign Minister of Algeria

Thursday 22 September

Wednesday 21 September

Tuesday 20 September

Monday 19 September

UK priorities included the Middle East Peace Process, the Arab Spring, Somalia, Commonwealth issues, the emerging powers and trade issues. The Prime Minister made a speech to the UN General Assembly on 22 September. The Foreign Secretary attended Foreign Ministers meetings on the Middle East, the Commonwealth, Somalia, preventive diplomacy and a high level meeting on Nuclear Safety.

We have provided regular updates on the UK Mission to the UN website, and the meetings have been streamed live on the UN website.