Reporter’s Notebook: UNGA

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The United Nations General Assembly hall a day before the summit on refugees and migrants. (Lisa Chiu/CCTV America)

Monday morning and and the first day of our coverage of the United Nations General Assembly started with an early (and loud) cell phone alert for millions in the New York area for Ahmad Khan Rahami, who’s wanted in connection to Saturday’s bombing in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan that injured 29 people.

The city and state have increased police presence in Manhattan after the bombing and the UNGA.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New York Sunday and is said to be holding meetings at the United Nations this morning. He’s due to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama later today at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel.

Also underway is the Clinton Global Initiative where policymakers and the private sector are discussing ways to improve the lives of people around the world.

But protests have already begun, including one by the International Migrants Alliance held across from the United Nations building on Sunday. I spoke with protestor Sadeqa Siddiqui who traveled from Canada to New York to raise awareness of the rights of migrant workers.

I also got a peek inside the United Nations General Assembly:

Our correspondent Nathan King, who knows the United Nations inside and out, offered some great expertise on the history of the UN, the building itself, and what to expect this UNGA:

Stay tuned here for updates later today from the United Nations.