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World must ‘act with collective humanity’ to address growing humanitarian needs – Ban

30 September 2015 – As preparations continue for next year’s World Humanitarian Summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for all actors to work together to address the growing needs around the globe which are due to a number of factors but mainly driven by armed conflict.

Small islands remain ‘humanity’s moral compass,’ leaders tell UN, urging action on climate change

29 September 2015 – The President of the Dominican Republic, among other leaders of small island developing States addressing the General Assembly today, noted the importance of tackling climate change as a key part of the broader work of ensuring sustainable development for all.

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.

Urging global assistance for Syrian refugees, European Union at UN says ‘everyone can offer help’

29 September 2015 – With Europe confronting its worst refugee crisis since World War II, the continent’s leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for global action to end the conflict in war-torn Syria and elsewhere that has sent hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to their shores.

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.

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.

Eastern European leaders at UN urge stronger cooperation to tackle threats to global peace and stability

28 September 2015 – Poland is ready to participate in the attainment of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted last week, the country’s President told the UN General Assembly today, underlining that objectives such as the defence of democracy, sustainable economic growth, and fighting climate change all contribute to the preservation of peace world-wide.

At UN, French President pledges to work with all parties towards political solution in Syria – except Syrian leader

28 September 2015 – France is ready to work with all countries that want to find a political solution to the four-year crisis in Syria except for President Bashar Al-Assad, who cannot be part of the solution, French President François Hollande told the UN General Assembly today at the annual general debate.