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At UN, Israel’s Netanyahu says conflict is ‘not about settlements’ but existence of a Jewish State

22 September 2016 – The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has never been about settlements, or about establishing a Palestinian state, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly today, saying “it’s always been about the existence of a Jewish State […] in any boundary.”


Despite progress on Global Goals, Bangladesh faces ‘new wave of terrorism,’ Prime Minister tells UN

21 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, today said that her country has already mainstreamed most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its national development plans.


Small island States threatened by rising seas call at UN General Assembly for urgent mitigation

21 September 2016 – Small island Pacific States threatened with disappearing under the flood of rising oceans took the podium at the General Assembly today to warn that the United Nations remains their last best hope as climate change outpaces efforts to counter it.


Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, reiterating the UN’s commitment to securing their human rights.


At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

21 September 2016 – Meeting at the United Nations today, world leaders signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.


At UN, European Union and member countries spotlight aid for refugees, conflict mediation

21 September 2016 – Massive displacement across borders has highlighted the power of fear and conflict more clearly than any other challenge, but the European Union’s actions have always been driven by empathy and a readiness to help those in need, its President told the United Nations General Assembly, which also heard several EU member States speak individually.


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.


At UN, Italy’s leader calls for a world based on hope – not resentment, hatred and fear

20 September 2016 – Closing out the first day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, echoed the earlier statement of the United States President, highlighting how the world has become divided into one of fear and another of courage; between anger and opportunity.


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, Southern African leaders underline importance of regional efforts for sustainable development

20 September 2016 – In their respective addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, Southern African leaders stressed the importance of regional efforts, such as within the African continent through the African Union (AU) to realize a better and sustainable future for all.