Media Resources

The President’s Address at the United Nations General Assembly

On Wednesday, September 23nd at 10:00am EDT, President Obama made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. We livestreamed the event on and had a Facebook chat on the official White House channel on Facebook.

Press briefings at the United Nations and livestreamed briefings from Senior Administration Officials. Here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday (9/22) at 11:15pm EDT: Climate Change with Mike Froman and Carol Browner
  • Wednesday (9/23) at 4:00pm EDT: Peacekeeping with Samantha Power
  • Thursday (9/24) at 12:45pm EDT: Nuclear Non-proliferation with Gary Samore

The President's Back-to-School Message to America's Students

On Tuesday, September 8 — the first day of school for many students — the President talked directly to students across the country on the importance of taking responsibility for their education, challenging them to set goals and do everything they can to succeed. To make sure that as many schools and classrooms nationwide could participate in this special opportunity, we made the President’s address and all the information that comes with it available as widely as possible.

The President's Message

Read the President's remarks as delivered or watch the video:

Read the Transcript  |  Download Video: mp4 (203MB) | mp3 (17.4MB)

Classroom Engagement Resources