What’s informally called “UN Week” in New York City continued at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events.  Below are some highlights from Friday’s activities and a look ahead to Saturday.

Friday was a rainy day at UN Headquarters in New York City.  More behind-the-scenes photos.

The annual General Debate continued. See what your world leader told his or her peers here:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar, former President of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly as High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the Alliance of Civilizations which seeks to promote better cross-cultural relations worldwide, noting in particular its recent efforts in the wake of the release of an anti-Islam video that led to protests in several countries.

Additional updates about Friday’s events from the UN News Centre:

Find out what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed in his bilateral meetings with world leaders in this listing of readouts posted by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Watch archived video from official meetings, side events, press conferences, stakeouts and more.

On Saturday, the General Debate continues as heads of state and government address their peers. The debate will be webcast live starting at 9 a.m. NYC time.  See who’s expected to speak in the lists of speakers in the UN Daily Journal.

General Assembly quick links

Also on Saturday will be the Global Citizen Festival – a ma

Also on Saturday will be the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park — and online — that will bring together Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’Naan – to put the movement to end extreme poverty in the headlines.  The project supports UNICEF USA and World Food Programme USA in addition to other causes.  One of the issues featured at the event will the aim to end polio. Follow @GlobalFestival for updates.