Ultra-tight security for development summit and UN 70th anniversary

Law enforcement officers galore greet all arriving at UN headquarters in New York for the 70th anniversary celebrations and annual high-level debate in the UN General Assembly, preceded this year by a sustainability summit of about 150 world leaders which kicks off here Friday.

With the host country of the United Nations — the United States — responsible for protection of the United Nations, officers from federal, city and state agencies back up the lead of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) — charged with protecting U.S. presidents and visiting heads of state — and the New York Police Department (NYPD), doing the heavy lifting.

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