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  1. France focuses on responsibility and solidarity in the face of global challenges

    - UN News

    In his address to the UN General Assembly on Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian upheld multilateralism as the key to overcoming global challenges including conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. 

  2. Syria committed to ‘combating and eradicating terrorism’, General Assembly hears

    - UN News

    In his speech to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Monday, Fayssal Mekdad, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Syria, reaffirmed his country’s commitment to combat terrorism and aim to ‘restore security and stability’.

  3. Yemen asks international community to exert pressure on Houthi coup leaders and their sponsors to ‘end bloodshed’

    - UN News

    The war in Yemen has caused a human catastrophe, torn society apart, and triggered waves of mass displacement, repression and enforced disappearancethe country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday, the final day of the UN General Assembly’s annual debate. 

  4. Iran nuclear programme at ‘critical point’, Israeli Prime Minister warns

    - UN News

    With Iran’s nuclear programme at a “watershed moment”, the country must be stopped from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday in his inaugural speech to the UN General Assembly.

  5. ‘Overwhelmed by old challenges’, Caribbean leaders say COVID-19 has forced a new battle for the survival of their nations

    - UN News

    Caribbean island nations are under assault from the coronavirus pandemic even as they try to protect their communities from rising seas and raging storms, regional leaders said Saturday at the UN, where they called for bold action to tackle climate change and shore up public health systems.

  6. Goodness is the best medicine for the world’s ills, says Holy See official

    - UN News

    Humanity needs the “reserves of goodness present in human hearts” to confront the many challenges facing the world community, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, declared in his video address to the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

  7. As crises ‘pile up’ in the Sahel, Malian leader says it's time to consider more robust mandate for UN Mission

    - UN News

    The interim Prime Minister of Mali, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, said on Saturday that “rarely, has a country or region been as severely affected by the piling up of crises than Mali and the states of the Sahel.” 

  8. Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change

    - UN News

    Pacific Island leaders speaking in the UN General Assembly on Saturday underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment and action to tackle COVID-19 and climate change, two crises which threaten sustainable development. 

  9. Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter

    - UN News

    The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based Order” concept.

  10. Prime Minister Modi spotlights India’s role as a ‘reliable, democratic global partner’

    - UN News

    In his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Narendra Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to democracy, highlighted its great strides in developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, and warned against “countries with regressive thinking.”

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