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Sudan has ‘turned the page’ on conflicts, Foreign Minister tells UN Assembly

23 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said his country has “turned the page” on conflicts and has embarked on an era of peace and stability, including through the establishment of a unity Government that includes members of former armed groups.


At UN Assembly, sub-Saharan leaders call for increased UN aid to regional anti-terror force

23 September 2017 – Citing the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the sub-Saharan Sahel, regional leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate today called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources to the regional G5 Sahel joint force to combat the scourge.


At UN Assembly, Iraq outlines vision for post-conflict reconstruction

23 September 2017 – Iraq is an independent sovereign federal State following democratic processes which have enabled all its people to participate in society, said the country’s top foreign affairs official at the United Nations General Assembly, expressing opposition to a referendum planned by the regional government of Kurdistan.


At UN Assembly, Saudi Arabia pledges to press ahead in combat against terrorism, extremism

23 September 2017 – The threat of terrorism is among the most serious challenges facing the international community, Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, told the United Nations General Assembly today, stressing that his country would continue to work to counter the scourge, as well as extremism, in all forms and manifestations.


In General Assembly address, Bahrain calls for strong, stable Middle East

23 September 2017 – Bahrain reiterated its support for a strong Middle East in its United Nations General Assembly address, underscoring the need for strong and common political will to guarantee positive relations with other countries, support for the principles of non-interference in others internal affairs, and reaffirmation of the fight against terrorism and its sponsors.


Fight against drugs and crime aims to protect law-abiding people, Philippines tells UN

23 September 2017 – The Philippines’ battle against corruption, crime and illegal drugs seeks to protect the human rights of peaceful law-abiding people, the country’s top foreign affairs official said today at the United Nations General Assembly.


Djibouti tells General Assembly a reformed UN central to confronting global challenges is needed

23 September 2017 – A reformed United Nations with increased resources must be at the heart of efforts to confront the host of crises threatening the world, from climate change and economic stagnation to stimulating development and combatting terrorism, Djibouti told the General Assembly today.


Global challenges ‘a litmus test’ for leadership, Nepal Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

23 September 2017 – Noting that amid a complex and polarized environment, the global community faces challenges that include terrorism, climate change and mass migration, the Prime Minister of Nepal called for a greater display of wisdom, knowledge and capacity to address pressing issues.


DR Congo, at General Assembly, calls on UN mission there to focus more on development

23 September 2017 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which hosts more than ten thousand United Nations peacekeepers and where enormous resources over the past two decades have been devoted to bringing stability to the vast country, today called for the UN mission to be re-directed more to development.


Syrian Government has spared no effort to end bloodshed, Deputy Prime Minister tells UN

23 September 2017 – The Syrian Government has spared no effort to put an end to the war that has besieged the country for the past six years, but the bloodshed continues owing to the “aggressive policies” by some States, Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the United Nations General Assembly today.