Diplomatic Avenue: Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization
Monday, 1 October 2018
Petteri Taalas, the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization, talks to Al Arabiya’s New York Bureau Chief Talal al-Haj about climate change, desertification and how economies around the world have been affected by these global changes.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.