After the speech, Obama is scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and have lunch with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. Obama is also scheduled to attend a roundtable of CEOs and a summit on the refugee crisis sparked by the Syrian Civil War. Tonight, he will give a speech at a reception for foreign heads of UN delegations at Lotte New York Palace.
Obama’s speech comes just days after this past weekend’s attacks in Manhattan, where a blast injured 29 people. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan who lived in New Jersey, was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the attack.
Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted in connection to bombings in New York and New Jersey. Click here to see photos of the man the FBI is searching for.Click here to read more