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In UN address, Malaysia says awareness of true Islam can counter extremists’ ‘twisted narrative’

01 October 2015 – Denouncing the “warped ideology” of the Islamic State or Iraq and the Levant [ISIL], the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, today urged the United Nations General Assembly to help spread awareness about the true nature of Islam, “which is nothing like that entity…that usurps its name.”

Future of Europe cannot be built on ‘ever-higher walls,’ Greek Prime Minister tells UN

01 October 2015 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, said his country is striving to bolster regional security and supporting all efforts promoting peace and stability, even as it copes with three complex challenges – an economic crisis, unprecedented migration flows, and huge numbers of refugees from outside the region.

At UN, President of Montenegro urges broader respect for human rights

01 October 2015 – Addressing the General Assembly today, President Filip Vujanoviÿ of Montenegro spoke about his country’s intensification in efforts to improve human rights for all and to combat rights violations when they occur.

African leaders say UN Security Council must be reformed to include voice of their continent

01 October 2015 – The Vice-President of Angola, Manuel Domingos Vicente, was the first of several African leaders to address the United Nations General Assembly today, spotlighting, among other issues, the possibility of Security Council reform and the growing threat of terrorism.

In speech to UN Assembly, Haitian President spotlights process to wrap up nationwide elections this year

01 October 2015 – Praising the ongoing assistance his country has received from the United Nations, Haitian President Michel Martelly told the General Assembly today that a process has been launched that should lead to the achievement of presidential, legislative, municipal and territorial elections by the end of the year.

Azerbaijan ‘crucial player’ in energy projects, Foreign Minister tells UN Assembly

30 September 2015 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan highlighted a number of contributions his country has made to the global community, especially in terms of energy, and responded to yesterday’s statement by Armenia’s President regarding tensions over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

At UN, Libya warns of ISIL’s increasing influence, calls for unanimity to end region's crises

30 September 2015 – In his address at the annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Libya’s Acting Head of State, Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider, reported on the “overwhelming threat” posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which is hindering Libya from becoming to a transparent democracy.

Global response to terrorism vital for solving refugee crisis, European leaders tell UN

30 September 2015 – European leaders took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for a global response to terrorism, both by combatting it and taking early action to pre-empt the scourge, which has seen hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding to the continent’s doorstep.

At UN, Turkish Prime Minister urges action to end Syrian crisis

30 September 2015 – Recalling the heart-rending story of the little boy whose lifeless body washed up on a beach in Turkey last month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today urged the United Nations to take swift action to address the deepening crisis in Syria and to protect the millions of people “fleeing war and tyranny.”

Closing ‘vast’ gender gap, ending child marriage key priorities, Ghanaian President tells UN

30 September 2015 – Spotlighting the importance his country places on gender equality, the President of Ghana told the United Nations General Assembly today that a major priority will closing the “vast” gaps between men and women through, among other efforts, providing decent education for girls and working to end child marriage.