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At UN, Tanzania – ‘as a country of refuge to many’ – stresses importance of regional stability

Tanzania has integrated ‘sustainability’ into its development plan 2016-2021, with an eye towards becoming a middle-income country by 2025, its top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today. ... Read More

Cluster of extreme weather events leave no doubt climate change is real, Caribbean nations tell UN

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, echoing other senior government officials today and throughout the General Assembly’s annual general debate, questioned how, after the spate of recent catastrophic events in the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere, one... Read More

At UN Assembly, sub-Saharan leaders call for increased UN aid to regional anti-terror force

Citing the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the sub-Saharan Sahel, regional leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate today called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources to the regional G5 Sahel joint force to combat... Read More

Sudan has ‘turned the page’ on conflicts, Foreign Minister tells UN Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said his country has “turned the page” on conflicts and has embarked on an era of peace and stability, including... Read More

At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a referendum planned by... Read More

National sovereignty and non-interference must be respected within UN, Burundi tells Assembly

Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi today stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations. ... Read More

‘No alternative to multilateralism,’ in tackling global issues, Singapore tells UN Assembly

Noting that no one country can solve complex issues that transcend national boundaries, Singapore highlighted in an address to the United Nations General Assembly the need for a universal and rules-based multilateral system to confront the global challenges. ... Read More

Maldives at UN Assembly calls for stronger UN to tackle global crises

A stronger United Nations is more than ever needed to address the multiple crises facing the world, the Maldives to the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate today. ... Read More

At UN Assembly, Saudi Arabia pledges to press ahead in combat against terrorism, extremism

The threat of terrorism is among the most serious challenges facing the international community, Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing that his country would continue to work to... Read More

Small island nations in Pacific urge global action to fight climate change

Leaders from Pacific island nations addressing the United Nations General Assembly today urged Governments to implement the Paris Agreement, and contribute to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable development efforts. ... Read More

Multilateralism key to address complex global challenges, South East Asian leaders urge at UN Assembly

Speaking at the 72nd annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from South East Asia today highlighted the importance of the spirit of multilateralism to address the myriad challenges confronting the global community. ... Read More

Technology vital for small nations to meet development goals, Lesotho’s Prime Minister tells UN

Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate... Read More

European leaders at General Assembly stress UN’s vital importance in resolving global crises

European leaders mounted the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly today to spotlight the vital importance of the world Organization in resolving global crises from climate change and sustainable development to conflicts and refugees and migrants ... Read More

Multilateralism key to address complex global challenges, urge South East Asian leaders at UN Assembly

Speaking at the 72nd annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from South East Asia today highlighted the importance of the spirit of multilateralism to address the myriad challenges confronting the global community. ... Read More

Enhancing connectivity, market access ‘priority’ for landlocked nations, Mongolia tells UN

Due to climate change, Mongolia is exposed to multiple environmental challenges, namely desertification, drought, land degradation, wildfires and other calamities, its Foreign Minister said today at the United Nations General Assembly. ... Read More

Sierra Leone, at UN debate, stresses preventive diplomacy for regional peace

A senior minister from Sierra Leone today stressed the importance of mediation and regional partnerships to preserve peace, urging the international body to reflect on reform measures that will uphold the United Nations’ collective responsibility to maintain peace. ... Read More

Greece, at UN, spotlights ‘soft power’ to forge regional, international cooperation

Situated close to what continues to be an extremely turbulent region such as the Middle East and parts of North Africa, Greece is a pillar of stability, its Foreign Minister stressed today at the United Nations General Assembly, also noting... Read More

At UN Assembly, United Arab Emirates stresses its resolve to fight terrorism

Rejecting extremism and terrorism, a senior minister from the United Arab Emirates today told the United Nations General Assembly debate that the region must work together to eradicate the threat and its ideological roots ... Read More

After spate of recent disasters, facts of climate change ‘impossible to deny’ Caribbean nations tell UN

While some continue to doubt the scientific assessments, the facts of climate change are impossible to deny, the President of Saint Lucia told the United Nations General Assembly today, echoing other leaders from the region who detailed the havoc extreme... Read More

President of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, says human rights must be at centre of global action

Promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law must remain at the core of international action, the President of the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia said today, lamenting that despite the fact that... Read More