Caribbean leaders attend UN general assembly

NEW YORK, United States, September 18, 2007 – Leaders from around the Caribbean and the world are expected to converge on the U.N today as the 62nd General Assembly gets underway.

The annual meeting is slated to touch on a number of issues, including counterterrorism and global warming. A new Assembly president has succeeded president of the 61st Assembly, Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain. Her successor is Srgjan Kerim of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He will open the Assembly for the first time today.

Sheikha Haya was the first female General Assembly President since 1969 and the first Muslim woman to hold the post.

Meanwhile, New York drivers are being advised to expect heavy traffic on the east side of Manhattan. –