A Preview of the 2012 UN General Assembly Meetings

With the deadly attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and mounting violence in Syria as a backdrop, the United Nations General Assembly has convened its 67th general session this week. World leaders will spend the next several days focusing on economic, political and environmental issues. Topping the list is the specter that violent outbursts could spread through the Middle East and an assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, notes Senior Fellow Bruce Jones.