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Sustainable development possible only if global community works together, Slovenia tells UN

21 September 2017 – Effective international cooperation with the United Nations at its core is essential to address global challenges which have become even more complex and intertwined, the Prime Minister of Slovenia told world leaders today, urging unity among the international community


Countering extremism in Middle East requires socio-economic measures, Lebanese leader tells UN

21 September 2017 – Recalling the tragic 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that sparked the global ‘war on terror’ – which has since “lost its way” – the President of Lebanon today told the United Nations that while the Middle East had borne the brunt, terrorism has spread like wildfire to all continents and must be tackled at its roots


UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin

21 September 2017 – United Nations officials today underscored the need for sustained international support for the humanitarian response in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where millions are in need of emergency assistance.


Multilateralism is pathway forward to a better world, Cyprus tells UN Assembly

21 September 2017 – As the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly continued today, Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, spoke extensively about multilateralism as the only way to preserve the planet; peacefully resolve conflicts; end terrorism and extremism; prevent natural disasters and alleviate humanitarian crises around the world


No one country can tackle the problems associated with migration, Libya tells global leaders

20 September 2017 – Recalling the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution, Faiez Mustafa Serraj, the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country.


Africa must be allowed to play rightful role in international affairs, Moroccan Minister tells UN

20 September 2017 – With the world at a crossroads – battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality – it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly today.


Kuwait to host donors conference on rebuilding Iraq, Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

20 September 2017 – Kuwait intends to host an international donors conference in the coming year to help Iraq rebuild the areas devastated by the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) terrorist group, the Kuwaiti Prime Minister told the United Nations General Assembly today.


‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders

20 September 2017 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world.


Multilateralism is the only clear path for tackling today’s challenges, Romania tells UN

20 September 2017 – People across the globe suffer from war, poverty, inequality and injustice, the President of Romania told the United Nations General Assembly today, citing rising tensions over cultural identity and faith along with terrorist attacks, which deepen insecurity.


Window of opportunity for peace in Mali ‘slowly narrowing,’ warns Secretary-General

20 September 2017 – Speaking at a ministerial meeting at United Nations Headquarters, Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced concern over the delayed implementation of the peace agreement in Mali.