Autism Speaks sponsored an event to promote awareness of autism while there are many global leaders in NYC during the UN General Assembly:
Gathering at New York's landmark Roosevelt House on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the meeting drew a collection of global figures, including the prime minister and president of Bangladesh and Panama, respectively, as well as the spouses of leaders from more than 15 countries, who are in town for the annual U.N. session.
"Some countries like mine, we didn't know anything about autism and how it is affecting the children of the world," said Marta Linares de Martinelli, the first lady of Panama.
Meanwhile, Shiekh Hasina¸ Bangladesh's prime minister, is soon expected to formally introduced a U.N. resolution that would call for greater international involvement in recognizing autism as a global public health crisis.
The complete article, along with video, can be found at: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/28/health/new-york-autism-event/index.html 
I hope that other countries are really listening to this message, do you have any thoughts on this event?