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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.

‘The only sustainable future is one that includes us all,’ Rwandan President tells UN Assembly

29 September 2015 – Change is coming and it is vitally necessary, the President of Rwanda told the General Assembly today, urging United Nations Member States to not merely pledge commitment to the Global Goals but to acknowledge that the bold new targets will only be reached if all countries work together and acknowledge their mutual interdependence.

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.

Global Goals will only be realized in a world of peace, security and respect for human rights – UN Assembly President

28 September 2015 – Never before has such a large share of humanity enjoyed so good a life, “yet never before have we been at greater risk of fundamentally disrupting the basic living conditions on our small globe,” the President of the General Assembly warned today, challenging the United Nations to generate the political will to end conflict and poverty and invest the trillions of dollars that will be needed to build a sustainable global infrastructure over the next 15 years.

Putting education first key to unlocking progress across new UN development agenda – Ban

26 September 2015 – World leaders and education activists met at the United Nations today for a high-level event to mark the inclusion of education as a transformative stand-alone goal in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Cooperation among developing nations key to achieving new anti-poverty goals, says Ban

26 September 2015 – Cooperation among developing countries across a full spectrum ranging from trade to financing to technology transfers has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goals of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Further use of nuclear weapons would be ‘horrific,’ Ban says on International Day

26 September 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted that 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the first and last use of a nuclear weapon in war, as he renewed his call for complete global nuclear disarmament.

UN already forging ahead on ways to implement ambitious new development agenda

25 September 2015 – Within hours of the General Assembly’s adoption today of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations was already looking ahead to the monumental task of wiping out poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change over the next 15 years.

Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders at UN to promise safe, quality education for every child

25 September 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly alongside 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai today asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.

UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.