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Improving health of women, children ‘moral imperative’ – Ban

25 September 2014 – Lauding the gains made in improving the health of women and children worldwide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for renewed commitment and action to sustain the unprecedented progress made in this area in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector, philanthropists and international organizations.

Working together, 'no limits to what we can achive' Australian leader tells UN

25 September 2014 – Nations working together can serve our common humanity, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the annual United Nations summit, reiterating Australia’s goal to be a “light on the hill” amid terrorism, aggression and the outbreak of disease.

Peru’s President says development must align with core UN Charter principles

25 September 2014 – Among several speakers from the Latin American and Caribbean region addressing the General Assembly today, Peru’s President, Ollanta Humala Tasso, outlined in his address, several ways his country was making strides in sustainable development without straying away from the fundamental principles of the UN Charter, such as peace and security and human rights.

Lauding global success in fighting hunger, Ban urges sustained commitment

25 September 2014 – Despite a rising global population and the perilous effects of climate change, the goal of eliminating hunger around the world remains within reach, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Leaders of small island developing states call for bigger voice in UN decision-making

25 September 2014 – As the first head of a small island developing state to today address the annual General Assembly debate in New York, Gaston Browne called for a democratization of the United Nations to give a greater voice to countries that are marginalized “because we are considered too small to make a difference.”

Central, Eastern European leaders warn against ‘new status quo’ of instability

25 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly in its second day of debate, the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska today warned world leaders against “a new status quo” where instability, poverty, violence and hatred are “fertilizers and catalysts of terrorism.”

‘The future of Africa is in unity’, says Niger’s President, among continental leaders at UN Assembly

25 September 2014 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its annual high-level debate, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger warned today against attempts to balkanize Africa and underscored that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda need to be anchored in the “three D’s”: defense, democracy and development.

Spotlighting regional issues, UN reform, Latin American leaders address General Assembly

24 September 2014 – Nicolas Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela called for an in deep transformation of the United Nations by revamping leadership of the Security Council and strengthening the clout of the Secretary-General.

Rwandan President calls on public, private sector to work together on climate change

24 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly today at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals framework illustrated the ongoing strength of international cooperation and called on the public and private sectors to follow a similar method to worked together on climate change. The world must look forward to a future where countries do not have to choose between clean energy and economic growth, he said.

Ebola crisis highlights need for strong resourceful states, Kenyan leader tells UN assembly

24 September 2014 – The Ebola epidemic now sweeping several West African countries underlines the imperative to build strong States that can withstand crises and respond to emergencies,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the United Nations General Assembly today on the opening day of its annual high-level segment.