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Prime Minister applauds 2030 Agenda, pledges work towards a sustainable Thailand

29 September 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, commended the Organization on its recent adoption of Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and spoke on a wide-ranging topics including Thailand’s bid for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.

At UN, Australia says action on Global Goals will 'transform world' for betterment of all

29 September 2015 – Speaking to the 70th United Nations General Assembly, Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, commended the unanimous endorsement and adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN and its Member States.

President tells UN Assembly negotiations have opened ‘new window of opportunity’ for all Cypriots

29 September 2015 – Expressing the hope that a new round of negotiations that resumed this past May will lead to the final settlement of the “Cyprus problem,” Nicos Anastasiades, the President of Cyprus, told the United Nations General Assembly today that a negotiated settlement would create a “win-win” situation, not only for the people of Cyprus, but for the region, the interested parties and the wider international community.

Fighting terrorism and drug trafficking are key priority’s for Tajikistan, President tells UN Assembly

29 September 2015 – Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly today, Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, stressed that combating terrorism and extremism, and curbing drug trafficking are some of the top priorities for his country.

African leaders highlight UN’s ability to support countries and rid world of fear and violence

29 September 2015 – The UN has played a significant role in reducing conflicts on the African continent and in other parts of the world was a message underlined by a number of African leaders who addressed the United Nations General Assembly today during the annual general debate.

At UN, Mongolian President urges coordinated action to tackle pressing global issues

29 September 2015 – In his speech at the 70th United Nations General Assembly’s annual General Debate, Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj urged his international counterparts to unite and exercise decisive leadership to fulfil UN’s core missions.

‘The only sustainable future is one that includes us all,’ Rwandan President tells UN Assembly

29 September 2015 – Change is coming and it is vitally necessary, the President of Rwanda told the General Assembly today, urging United Nations Member States to not merely pledge commitment to the Global Goals but to acknowledge that the bold new targets will only be reached if all countries work together and acknowledge their mutual interdependence.

After latest round of peace talks, Colombia on ‘final path’ to end 50-year conflict, President tells UN

29 September 2015 – President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations General Assembly today that Colombia’s 50-year conflict is coming to an end, following the latest advances in the three-year peace process between the Government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.

Latin American leaders urge reform of UN bodies, highlight 2030 ‘agenda of change’

28 September 2015 – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, one of several leaders from the Latin American and Caribbean region to address the General Assembly today, warned of the urgent need for United Nations Member States to react to the plight of refugees, which she said had become a global crisis affecting peace and security.

‘Living well,’ not capitalism, key to sustainability and social justice, Bolivia tells UN Assembly

28 September 2015 – Decrying capitalism and the predatory polices of multinational corporations, the President of Bolivia, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, called for all countries to reject the imperialist models that lead to poverty and inequality and to take up the philosophy of ‘living well’ – the key to sustainable development and social justice.