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‘Living well,’ not capitalism, key to sustainability and social justice, Bolivia tells UN Assembly

28 September 2015 – Decrying capitalism and the predatory polices of multinational corporations, the President of Bolivia, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, called for all countries to reject the imperialist models that lead to poverty and inequality and to take up the philosophy of ‘living well’ – the key to sustainable development and social justice.

At General Assembly, Mali leader lauds UN for helping to restore peace to war-torn north

28 September 2015 – President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali took to the podium of the General Assembly today to voice his “profound gratitude” to the United Nations for its help in restoring peace after a vicious civil war erupted in the north of the African sub-Sahara country in 2012.

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.

Terrorism most immediate problem for new Nigerian Government, President tells UN

28 September 2015 – The new Nigerian Government has many issues to contend with but none as important as defeating the terrorist threat posed by Boko Haram and bringing back the Chibok girls unharmed, the country’s President declared at the United Nations General Assembly today.

Renewed attacks in Central African Republic prompt UN call for end to violence

28 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to the sudden eruption of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) which has led to more than 30 deaths and left over 100 wounded.

In UN speech, South African President calls for reform of Security Council

28 September 2015 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, South African President Jacob Zuma stressed on reforming and restructuring of the UN Security Council in order to resolve conflicts surrounding Middle East and African nations.

Addressing General Debate, Cuban President calls for end to US embargo

28 September 2015 – In his first-ever address to the United Nations General Debate, Cuban President Raúl Castro noted the warming of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba before promising to reintroduce an annual resolution calling for an end to the long-standing US embargo on the island nation.

African leaders at UN cite ‘remarkable’ progress on MDGs and urge commitment to post-2015 agenda

28 September 2015 – African leaders speaking at the UN General Assembly debate today noted that their countries were guided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over the last 15 years, and that the post-2015 development agenda and the new goals adopted last week, embody the collective ambition to transform the world by 2030.

Better future for Somalia must remain collective priority, Ban says at high-level meeting

28 September 2015 – Outlining the progress made so far by the Government and people of Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that a better future for the Horn of Africa nation must remain a collective priority for the international community.

At UN, Kazakh President proposes ‘strategic’ 30-year plan to promote fairness and human development

28 September 2015 – Stressing that there is no alternative to the United Nations as a universal organization, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan today looked ahead 30 years to its 100th birthday in 2045 to propose far-reaching reforms, from creating a supranational currency to moving its Headquarters from New York to Asia.