18, 2013 – New York – AJC is set to engage in more than 70 private meetings
with the leaders of countries from every continent attending the opening of the
UN General Assembly.
opening in September is a unique opportunity to have timely conversations with presidents,
prime ministers, and foreign ministers about pressing issues of mutual
concern,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “It is also about the
longer term process of relationship-building, which is an integral component of
meetings are a core element of our year-round global advocacy, and the opening
of the UN General Assembly session is a highlight in our diplomatic activity
because so many leaders are in New York in a compressed period of time,” Harris
AJC agenda for diplomatic meetings this year are: the continuing threat of Iran
achieving nuclear-weapons capability; the recently resumed Israeli-Palestinian
peace negotiations; the Syrian conflict and other key developments in the Arab
world; and rising anti-Semitism.
annual AJC “diplomatic marathon” has been a hallmark of AJC’s global advocacy
since 1990, when AJC launched the program, a first in the Jewish community.