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Reform vital for achieving sustainable development, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells UN Assembly

21 September 2017 – Without deeper international cooperation and reform in the international system, the gap between the rich and the poor will persist, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe today warned in his address to the General Assembly debate


Dialogue, peaceful dispute settlement ‘indispensable’ to achieving peace, El Salvador tells UN Assembly

21 September 2017 – Delivering a strong message in favour of promoting unity among countries to solve the problems that afflict humanity, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, the President of El Salvador, told the United Nations General Assembly today that dialogue and the peaceful settlement of disputes are indispensable to achieving world peace


‘The people and Government of Mexico stand,’ quake-hit country’s leader tells UN Assembly

21 September 2017 – In midst of recovery from two major earthquakes in the last two weeks, Luis Videgaray Caso, the Minster for Foreign Affairs of Mexico told world leaders today that his country takes comfort in the global solidarity shown during this tragic time


Sustainable development possible only if global community works together, Slovenia tells UN

21 September 2017 – Effective international cooperation with the United Nations at its core is essential to address global challenges which have become even more complex and intertwined, the Prime Minister of Slovenia told world leaders today, urging unity among the international community


Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

21 September 2017 – While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials today encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development.


‘We can’t build strong relationships if we refuse to have conversations,’ Canada’s Trudeau says at UN

21 September 2017 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today with condolences for those affected by recent successive natural disasters, including the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, saying his country is ready to a “lend a helping hand in whatever way it can.”


‘We are in it together,’ Ghana tells UN Assembly, reaffirming Global Goals for planet and people

21 September 2017 – While sceptics feared the landmark Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were “too many and too complex” to be tackled, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana told the United Nations today that the Organization’s experience has proved that “once the world puts its collective mind to something, the chances are, we would get it right."


UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts, not just symbolism

21 September 2017 – Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate.


UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin

21 September 2017 – United Nations officials today underscored the need for sustained international support for the humanitarian response in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where millions are in need of emergency assistance.


Haitian President backs Paris climate accord, calls on UN to honour commitments on tackling cholera

21 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti, expressed deep commitment to the environmental targets in the global goals on sustainable development and said his island nation is seeking to build its resilience against the natural disasters and extreme weather events that consistently beleaguer its people and other countries in the Caribbean