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    The leaders and representatives of United Nations member states deliver their speeches on the first day of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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    • 02:49

      Bolivia's President Evo Morales Addresses the United Nations

    • 02:29

      The Gambia's President Adama Barrow Addresses the United Nations

    • 02:12

      Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Addresses the United Nations

      "We must confront the threat of terrorism as a united force."

      "The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is shocking."

    • 01:53

      Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales Addresses the United Nations

    • 01:34

      Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid Addresses the United Nations

      Estonia's President urges countries not to turn a blind eye to the violence taking place in Ukraine, Syria, Myanmar, Yemen and Sudan, to name a few.

      "Ongoing military aggression in Ukraine keeps causing casualties among civilians," she said.

      She also encourages women to become actors of change and participate in the peacemaking process.

    • 01:13

      Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena Addresses the United Nations

      "We must safeguard democracy, we must build a just society. I have established democracy in my country."

      "If we look at world history we can see that many leaders who come into power are reluctant to let go of power and this results in discord and disruption of peace in countries."

      "Implementing the Paris agreement is essential for the continuation of humanity and the world in general."

    • 01:09

      Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni Addresses the United Nations

    • 00:58

      Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni Addresses the United Nations

    • 00:18

      Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solís Addresses the United Nations

    • 00:01

      Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan Addresses the United Nations

      Armenia's President begins his speech by referencing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He also states that Azerbaijan destroyed spiritual and cultural resources in Arsakh through their military hostilities, adding that the hate speech against Armenia has been facilitated by Azerbaijan for years.

      He thanks all the countries that recognize the Armenian genocide.

    • 23:43

      Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev Addresses the United Nations

    • 23:19

      Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

      Egyptian President Sisi says that the country rejects any attempt to take advantage of the catastrophic humanitarian crisis in Syria to establish regional or international zones of influence.

      He expresses support for a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel. He calls on Palestinians to accept coexistence with Israelis in safety and security.

    • 23:04

      Poland's President Andrzej Duda Addresses the United Nations

      President Duda reaffirms Poland's continued commitment to greenhouse gas mitigation, stating that he respects different domestic conditions of countries supporting the Paris Climate Deal and "their choices of the path leading to reduction in emissions."

      He also states his solidarity with the people of Syria and Ukraine.

      He also confirms Poland's commitment to non-proliferation.

    • 22:51

      Prince of Monaco Albert II Addresses the United Nations

      The Prince of Monaco brings up climate change, stating that Monaco is committed to combating climate change which poses a very real threat to humankind.

    • 22:45

      Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Addresses the United Nations

      Mali President expresses his support for a two-state solution between Palestine and Israel.

      He also states that there needs to be more cooperation between countries to fight terrorism. 

    • 22:11

      Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses the United Nations

      Netanyahu thanks President Trump for supporting Israel, stating that "denying Israel's right to exist is pure anti-Semitism."

      In addition, he praises Trump's stance on Iran. "We must also speak the truth about Iran. President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran an embarrassment. Iran vows to destroy my country. Iran is conducting a campaign of conquest and Iran is developing ballistic missiles to threaten the entire world."

      He also adds that the light of Israel will never be extinguished.

    • 21:47

      Iran's FM Zarif Slams US President Trump's Speech at UN

    • 21:17

      Russia, China ‘Key Players’ to Effectively Tightening Sanctions on North Korea - Macron

      Russia and China are key players that need to increase pressure on North Korea to make economic sanctions more effective, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press briefing at the UN on Tuesday.

      "Increase the pressure on North Korea and put an end to the provocations. I think that sanctions and in particular effective sanctions are necessary. This requires a proactive policy both by Russia and China," Macron told reporters. "If we want to have sanctions that are effective economically, that could force North Korea to change its position, we need to strengthen these sanctions and these two countries are key players."

    • 20:47

      Photo: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Attends the United Nations

    • 20:41
    • 20:26

      Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Addresses the United Nations

    • 20:27

      Macron: Myanmar Must Stop Military Operations, Reestablish Rule of Law

      The government of Myanmar must stop military operations in parts of the country and reestablish the rule of law, French President Emmanuel Macron said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "Military operations there must cease and access to humanitarian aid must be provided and the rule of law must be re-established because as we all know we are dealing with ethnic cleansing here," Macron stated, referring to the Myanmar armed force’s activities in Rakhine state where about 400.000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh as a result of violence.

    • 20:21

      Collective Action Needed to Uphold Democracy in Venezuela, End Ukraine Conflict - Macron

      The international community must take collective action to preserve democracy in Venezuela and end the conflict in the Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said during a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "The same goes for Venezuela, collective action must enable us to uphold democracy, to ensure the upholding of democracy," Macron said. "In Ukraine, too, we must ensure the upholding of the commitments that have been made. We must ensure a real ceasefire."

    • 20:23

      Macron Says It's a 'Big Mistake' to Criticize Iran Nuclear Deal

      Failing to uphold the nuclear agreement with Iran would be both irresponsible and a grave error, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "We put together a solid and robust and verifiable agreement with Iran that will ensure that Iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon, renouncing it would be a grave error. It would be irresponsible for us to fail to uphold that agreement," Macron said.

    • 19:52

      French President Urges UN to Work Towards Organizing Elections in Libya in 2018

    • 19:47

      Macron Respects US Decision on Paris Climate Accords, but Says the 'Door Will Always Be Open'

      The Paris climate agreement is not up for renegotiation and cannot be taken apart, French President Emmanuel Macron said during a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "That [Paris] agreement is not up for renegotiation," Macron said. "It binds us, it rallies us together. Taking it apart would mean taking apart a pact that exists not just between states, but also between generations. It can be improved, we can have new contributions, new input, but we will not backtrack."

    • 19:38

      Macron Says France Will Push Initiative to Establish 'Inclusive Political Roadmap' in Syria

      French President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday that France is putting together its own roadmap for peace in Syria because the Astana discussions while useful are not sufficient.

      "We are putting together a roadmap for Syria, and I would like for all of the P5 to work together with us," Macron stated. "The Astana format can be useful but it is not enough, and recent days have thrown light on the challenges we face."

    • 19:28

      French President Emmanuel Macron Addresses the United Nations

    • 19:20

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    • 19:15
    • 18:57

      Nigeria's Leader Addresses the United Nations

    • 18:48

      Photo: Nigerian President Enters the UN Headquarters

    • 18:37
    • 18:31
    • 18:29
    • 18:27
    • 18:23

      US Backs G20 Accord to Host Refugees as Close to Their Countries as Possible - Trump

      The United States is supporting the agreement reached by G20 leaders in Hamburg, which stipulates displaced persons should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach, US President Donald Trump said in a speech at the UN General Assembly.

      "We support the recent agreement of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible," Trump stated on Tuesday.

    • 18:15
    • 18:06

      US Seeks Deescalation of Syrian Conflict, Wants Political Solution - Trump

      The United States is seeking a deescalation of the ongoing conflict in Syria, and a political solution to the crisis, US President Donald Trump said in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

      "We seek the deescalation of the Syrian conflict, and a political solution that honors the will of the Syrian people," Trump stated.

    • 18:03

      Trump Thanks Russia, China for Supporting UN Sanctions on North Korea

      US President Donald Trump said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that he is thankful to Russia and China for their support of the UN sanctions against North Korea.

      "The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous fifteen-to-nothing votes adopting hard-hitting resolution against North Korea," Trump stated. "I want to thank China, Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the Security Council."

    • 17:58
    • 17:50

      US Prepared to Take 'Further Action' if Venezuelan Government Continues to Impose Authoritarian Rule on Its People

      The United States stands ready to take "further action" against Venezuela if the government in that country continues to impose the authoritarian rule, US President Donald Trump said during a speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people," Trump said.

    • 17:47

      Trump: Americans Were Told for Too Long That Mammoth Trade Deals Were Best Way to Success

    • 17:32

      Iran Deal Was One of the Worst and One-Sided Transactions, Embarrasement to US – Trump

      Iran nuclear deal was an embarrassment to the United States, and Washington will take measures to address it, US President Donald Trump said in his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "The Iran deal was one of the worst and one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered in. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me," Trump said.

    • 17:30
    • 17:29

      US President Urges Iran to Free All Americans

    • 17:22
    • 17:20

      Trump Calls North Korea a 'Depraved Regime'

      Trump has vowed to 'totally destroy' North Korea if it doesn't relent. "Rocket man" Kim Jong-Un is on a "suicide mission," according to Trump. The president added it is high time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior.

      U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S

      Trump Vows to Destroy North Korea if It Poses Threat to US

      US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if Pyongyang doesn't stop its nuclear and missile tests, calling Kim Jong Un a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.
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    • 17:18

      Trump Says He Will Always Put America First as US President

    • 17:15

      Trump Says 'Sovereign Nations' Should be Basis of World Order

    • 17:12

      US Military Will Soon Be ‘the Strongest It Has Ever Been’ – Trump

    • 17:06

      US President Donald Trump Addresses the United Nations For the First Time

    • 17:03

      Paris Climate Deal Should Be Implemented With 'Ever Greater Ambition' - UN Secretary General

      State authorities should work even more enthusiastically to implement the Paris accord on climate change, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.

      "I urge governments to implement the historic Paris Agreement with ever greater ambition," Guterres said.

    • 16:57
    • 16:54

      Antonio Guterres: Myanmar 'Must Address the Grievances of the Rohingya'

      The government of Myanmar must end all military operations in the country and allow full humanitarian access to help those who have been affected, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the General Assembly on Tuesday.

      "The authorities in Myanmar must end the military operations, and allow unhindered humanitarian access," Guterres said. "They must also address the grievances of the Rohingya, whose status has been left unresolved for far too long."

    • 16:44
    • 16:37

      Guterres Calls on North Korea, All Member States to Fully Comply With UN Resolutions

      UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in his welcome address to the General Assembly on Tuesday that he calls on all UN member states, including the government of North Korea, to fully implement UN Security Council resolutions.

      "I call on DPRK [North Korea] and all member states to comply fully with Security Council resolutions," Guterres said.

       

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