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‘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.


In address to UN Assembly, Turkish President urges support for victims of terrorism

24 September 2014 – With more than 1.5 million refugees seeking refuge in Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan today called for international support to aid victims of terrorism, while also making a case for reform of the United Nations Security Council.


At UN Assembly, France’s President confirms militants’ beheading of French hostage

24 September 2014 – Speaking from the podium of the General Assembly on a day when the fight against Islamist terrorism took centre stage at the United Nations, French President François Hollande today vowed that France would never give in to terrorist following the beheading of a French national in Algeria.


Despite ongoing crisis, UN hails ‘significant progress’ in helping Syria’s children

24 September 2014 – Efforts to reach and assist Syrian children affected by that country’s nearly four-year-long conflict are making headway, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) declared today, adding that much work remained to be done as an entire generation of Syrian youth continues to be at risk.


Mid-east, Gulf leaders strive for international response to terrorism in Syria

24 September 2014 – Taking the podium today at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, leaders from the Gulf and Middle East regions called for a collective strategy to contain and address extremists in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world, while also calling for international efforts to reconstruct Gaza.


Egypt’s President urges world leaders at UN to confront extremism, end support for terrorism ‘plague’

24 September 2014 – World leaders must intensity efforts to stop support for the terrorist organizations committing crimes in the Middle East and North Africa under the guise of religion, urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi as he addressed the General Assembly today.


Leaders from Latin America, Caribbean region urge action to erase inequality, spur development

24 September 2014 – Inequality is one of the greatest threats to development and international security because it fosters poverty, exclusion and breeds social unrest, resentment and violence, said Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first among several leaders from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to address the General Assembly today.


Republic of Korea President calls on UN to spearhead way towards reunification

24 September 2014 – Citing the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea (ROK), used her address to the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly today to call on the United Nations to spearhead efforts to tear down the world’s last remaining “wall of division” and reunite the Korean peninsula.


At General Assembly, European leaders pledge support for UN efforts to resolve crises

24 September 2014 – European leaders took the podium today on the first day of this year’s annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly to pledge their commitment to United Nations efforts to achieve peace and development across a whole range of issues while highlighting their own specific concerns.


At UN Assembly, Brazilian President calls for global economic rebound

24 September 2014 – Highlighting her own country’s success in slashing extreme poverty, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today used her role as first national leader to address the annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly to stress the urgent need to revive the global economy.