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India’s leader calls for genuine global partnership for peace and prosperity at UN Assembly

27 September 2014 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in the name of 1.25 billion compatriots, issued a fervent plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today for genuine global partnership to further peace, inclusive development and an environmentally sustainable world.


'No other option but to defeat ISIL, all terrorists, everywhere,' Iraqi leader tells UN

26 September 2014 – While the Iraqi people were determined to defend their land of against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – “an infamous group that has taken terror to a new era and a new level” – the country's President appealed to United Nations Member States today for support, protection and relief, so that Iraq may rid itself and the world of the grave danger ISIL posed.


Amid regional crises, UN chief urges continued international support for Lebanon

26 September 2014 – One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the global community’s concern for the stability of the Middle Eastern country, particularly as crises continue to engulf the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.


‘Coalition of moderates’ must fight extremists of all religions, Malaysian leader tells UN

26 September 2014 – At the General Assembly today, Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak paid tribute to both MH370 and MH17 flights – “twin tragedies” – that will hopefully change the global aviation system for the better.


European leaders at UN Assembly focus on crises in Ukraine and Middle East

26 September 2014 – Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on the third day of its annual high-level Debate today, European leaders called for an end to the crisis within their own continent, with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitÿ decrying Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.


In UN address, El Salvador leader urges joint action on issue of unaccompanied migrant children

26 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly this morning El Salvador’s President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén called on the international community to support Central American countries to overcome the crisis generated by the increased flow of unaccompanied migrant children travelling to the United States.


Syria, Iraq among crises driving some 330,000 to seek refugee status – UN agency

26 September 2014 – The number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries climbed again in 2014, driven largely by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict and instability in Afghanistan and Eritrea, according to a new United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR) study released today.


In annual address, Guyana urges UN Assembly to focus on border issues for development

26 September 2014 – The most important precondition for development progress is peace, the President of Guyana told the annual United Nations Assembly debate, calling on the Organization to redouble its efforts to resolve border issues which fuel conflicts in parts of the world.


Peace will succeed only when people have a chance at a better life, Canada’s leader tells UN Assembly

25 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly this evening, Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, said his country had a strong record in serving humanity and upholding the values of the United Nations.


Kuwait tells UN Assembly Arab States should have permanent Security Council seat

25 September 2014 – Taking the podium at the United Nations annual General Assembly today, Kuwait called for enlargement of the 15-member Security Council, with the Arab States being granted a permanent seat especially as issues relating to their region top the agenda of the decision-making body.