David Jackson, USA TODAY
USA TODAY - President Obama makes his annual trek to New York City on Monday for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly.
While Obama has a string of meetings lined up -- and a big speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday morning -- many people are wondering whether there will be an unscheduled event: A meeting with Iran President Hasan Rouhani.
Both sides are making signals about possible talks on Iran's nuclear program.
Obama's first meeting Monday is with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. The two leaders will discuss efforts "to advance transparent, democratic governance, expand trade and development, improve security, and create opportunities for youth and entrepreneurs," says the White House schedule.
Later, Obama will host a reception for heads of state, and what the White House calls "representatives of civil society, multilateral organizations, and private foundations."
The group will "explore ways to protect the critical role civil society plays from growing restrictions in a number of countries around the world," the schedule says.
In the evening, Obama will meet employees with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
The day ends with the president and first lady Michelle Obama hosting a United Nations General Assembly reception.