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Africa needs ‘fair chance’ to trade, not sympathy or aid, Ghana’s President tells UN Assembly

21 September 2016 – What Africa needs is not development assistance from developed countries but “a fair chance” to trade with the rest of the world, the President of Ghana today told the United Nations General Assembly.


‘No compromises’ in implementation of 2030 Agenda, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells UN Assembly

21 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Zimbabwe underscored that compromises or half-measures, which were unavoidable, even inevitable, in developing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, have no place in its implementation phase.


‘Pragmatism, not populism’ will overcome global inertia, Chilean President tells UN

21 September 2016 – Tackling the pressing challenges currently facing all countries and regions requires a major shift in perspective, Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, told the General Assembly today, calling for a more effective an efficient United Nations that can be the locus of “more multilateralism, more cooperation and more dialogue,” to meet the long-sought demands of the world’s people.


At UN podium, Senegal’s leader urges massive investment and fair development for Africa

20 September 2016 – Senegalese President Macky Sall delivered an impassioned plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly for the fair and sustainable development of Africa, while at the same time imploring the international community not to blame Islam and Muslims for the crazed acts of a faithless and lawless minority.


FEATURE: Two panda cubs, two little girls and the Sustainable Development Goals

20 September 2016 – What do two panda cubs and two Fijian girls have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals?


Mongolia’s President cites ‘essential’ nature of sustainable development, UN goal to ‘leave no one behind’

20 September 2016 – Achieving sustainable development is essential “because no one in the world should be left behind and deprived of the right to development,” the President of Mongolia told the United Nations General Assembly today, urging the international community to work together towards a world where everyone could have a dignified life, free from poverty, violence and depression.


At UN Assembly, Tunisia’s President cites African 2063 Agenda as vital to continent-wide development

20 September 2016 – Addressing world leaders today at the United Nations today, Béji Caïd Essebsi, the President of Tunisia, said this year’s general debate is taking place as his country marked the sixtieth anniversary of its independence and therefore is an opportunity to reaffirm Tunisia’s commitment to promoting peace and security, human rights and development.


Mexican President Peña urges global push to achieve ‘brave, demanding’ UN 2030 Agenda

20 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, said that for more than seven decades, the diverse members of the world body had been working for a better future.


Corruption is major obstacle to achieving Agenda 2030, Nigerian leader tells UN Assembly

20 September 2016 – Warning that corruption undermines achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call on all countries to sign up to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).


Slovenia sets sight on educating youth for digital transformation, President tells UN Assembly

20 September 2016 – The President of Slovenia said today that the world is witnessing a digital transformation and there is no doubt that soon, that change will substantially affect every aspect of social life, at the local, regional, and international levels.