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LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: The Prime Minister addresses the United Nations tomorrow as he tries to
shift focus from the economic meltdown to climate change.

Kevin Rudd conceded the financial firestorm in the US makes it tougher to sell his message on
tackling global warning.

But despite the uncertainty Mr Rudd is set to win support from former American President Bill

Political correspondent Greg Jennett reports from New York

GREG JENNETT, REPORTER: Before Wall Street wrote its own thriller he played Gordon Gekko, the
markets dirtiest scoundrel.

(Excerpt from Wall Street)

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

GREG JENNETT: But now...

MICHAEL DOUGLAS, ACTOR: My name is not Gordon; he was a character I played 20 years ago.

GREG JENNETT: Michael Douglas prefers to play the Statesman.

Backing Australia's push to bring the global ban on nuclear testing into force. Former defence
secretary William Perry is also on board as a new high profile signing to Gareth Evans's commission
on nuclear weapons control.

WILLIAM PERRY, FORMER US DEFENCE SECRETARY: The objective of it is timely, and important, and the
two leaders are distinguished; they're capable leaders.

I think it's going to a very productive exercise. And the time is right; this is the right time for
doing it.

GREG JENNETT: At a time when North Korea turns rogue, with plans to restart the Yongbyong facility.

MELISSA FLEMING, INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY: They plan to introduce nuclear material to the
reprocessing plant in one week's time.

STEPHEN SMITH, FOREIGN MINISTER: We would like the Security Council to consider further effective
measures that it might be able to take.

GREG JENNETT: In half an hour with Ban Ki-moon Kevin Rudd talked nuclear security and East Timor.
He also took his place among Commonwealth leaders, and sought out a tried and trusted foreign
policy advisor.

HENRY KISSINGER, FORMER US SECRETARY OF STATE: We talked mostly about Asia, and the future of
China; of an Asian community and all of Australia. And the friendship between our two countries.

GREG JENNETT: On his second full day in New York the Prime Minister has had almost nothing to say
in public on the US economy or on anything else.

He gives his address to the UN tomorrow, its emphasis on climate change. He admits the economic
uncertainly makes it harder to inspire global action.

KEVIN RUDD, PRIME MINISTER: It's an even greater difficulty at a time when the global economy is
under great global financial stress.

GREG JENNETT: Even sew he'll achieve a breakthrough form when Bill Clinton's foundation links up
with Mr Rudd's Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.