B’nai B’rith International, which is distinguished by global grassroots and has spearheaded Jewish engagement with the United Nations beginning in 1945, is leading an annual marathon of communal meetings on behalf of several organizations with world leaders attending the opening of the U.N. General Assembly session.
In numerous meetings in New York, B’nai B’rith will highlight our deep concern over Iran’s advancing nuclear program and unsurpassed sponsorship of terrorism, urge U.N. fairness toward Israel, oppose Palestinian efforts to circumvent direct peacemaking with the Jewish state and encourage intensified efforts to confront global anti-Semitism.
The high-level General Debate segment of the General Assembly begins Sept. 19. B’nai B’rith expects to meet with presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers from across multiple continents, and will closely monitor U.N. speeches–serially inflammatory in the past–by such foreign officials as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are also expected to address the assembly.
B’nai B’rith is set apart by a longstanding, dedicated Office of United Nations Affairs. It will also again be making official interventions at the U.N. Human Rights Council during its session in Geneva this month.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit www.bnaibrith.org.