Speech by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations General Assembly

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the MercifulH.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the General Assembly,H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations,Excellencies, Heads of DelegationsLadies and Gentlemen, I come before you today from Palestine, compelled to sound the alarm about the grave dangers of what is happening in Jerusalem, where extremist Israeli groups are committing repeated, systematic incursions upon Al-Aqsa Mosque, aimed at imposing a new reality and dividing A1-Haram A1-Sharif temporally, allowing extremists, under the protection of Israeli occupying forces and accompanying ministers and Knesset members,…

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Raúl at the United Nations: The international community can always count on Cuba’s voice

During his remarks at the high level segment of the General Assembly’s 70th period of sessions, Raúl advocated for a more fair and equitable international order, one focused on human beings, their dignity and well-being. He recalled that, 70 years ago in the name of the world’s peoples, the UN Charter was signed, and a commitment was made to protect future generations from the scourge of war.

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Raul Castro advocates at UN for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Remarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, New York, September 26, 2015 Esteemed heads of State and Government,Distinguished heads of delegations,Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,Mister President, The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.

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Raul Castro: Unacceptable levels of poverty and social inequality persist and even aggravate across the world

Remarks by Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, in his address to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, New York, September 26, 2015 Esteemed heads of State and Government,Distinguished heads of delegations,Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,Mister President, The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.  

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Speech of Cuban president Raúl Castro at UN summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Esteemed heads of State and Government,Distinguished heads of delegations,Mister Secretary General of the United Nations,Mister President, The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.   Fifteen years after the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals progress is insufficient and unevenly distributed. In many cases, unacceptable levels of poverty and social inequality persist and even aggravate including the industrial nations. The gap between the North and the South widens, and wealth polarization keeps growing. 

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UN urges Europe to admit 200,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq and other war zones

Declaring that Europe is facing »a moment of truth« with hundreds of thousands of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea, the head of the United Nations refugee agency today urged the European Union (EU) to admit up to 200,000 asylum-seekers fleeing conflict zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. »Europe cannot go on responding to this crisis with a piecemeal or incremental approach. No country can do it alone, and no country can refuse to do its part,« the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in…

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