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Among the speakers who were scheduled to address
the 70th UKGA were the following world leaders:

  • His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades,

    President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • His Excellency Hassan Rouhani,

    President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Her Excellency Park Geun-hye,

    President of the Republic of Korea
  • Rt Hon. David Cameron,

    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Her Excellency Justine Greening

    Minister for International Development, the UK
  • His Excellency President Vladimir Putin,

    President of Russia
  • His Excellency Xi Jinping,

    President of the People’s Republic of China
  • His Excellency Barack Obama,

    President of the United States of Emrica
  • His Excellency Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider,
  • Acting Head of State of Libya
  • His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah,

    Amir of the State of Kuwait
  • His Excellency Raúl Castro Ruz,

    President of the Republic of Cuba
  • His Excellency Mark Rutte,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands
  • His Excellency Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson,

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Iceland
  • His Excellency Stefan Löfven,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden
  • H.E. Michael HIGGINS

    President of the Republic of Ireland
  • His Excellency Irakli Garibashvili,

    Prime Minister of Georgia
  • His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves,

    President of the Republic of Estonia
  • Her Excellency Marina KALJURAND

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • His Excellency Charles Michel,

    Prime Minister of Belgium
  • His Excellency Ahmet Davutoğlu,

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey
  • Her Excellency Erna SOLBERG

    Prime Minister of Norway
  • Mr. Bill GATES and Ms. Melinda GATES.

    Co-chairs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Her Excellency Cristina FERNANDEZ

    President of Argentina
  • H.E. Sultan AL JABER  Minister State,  UAE
  • H.E. Xavier BETTEL Prime Minister of Luxembourg
  • H.E. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador
  • H.E Evo Morales.  President of Bolivia
  • H.E. Abdullah Abdullah., President of Aghanista

Highlights of
'who said what' at the
70th UNGA in New York

Monday 28 September

We have put s
veral of the speeches by major world leaders on a seperate page,
to see it.
News will appear here,
once the session commences
Monday morning, EST)

United Nations General Assembly in progress
The United Nations held its 70th General Assembly (UNGA, it rhymes with hunger!) in New York on Monday 28 September,2015.  

168 nations have sent their delegates, in almost every case the top official from each nation is taking part, including the leaders of all the world's super powers.   In less than two hours on Monday morning, Presidents Barack Obama, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and François Hollande took to the green marble poduium. 

Some were addressing the whole of the United Nations, some were directing their comments at specific 'other countries' and some were aiming their performance at their own domestic audiences.

World Leaders

This is probably the "greatest show on earth' and never before in history has there been such a high powered meeting of the most powerful representatives of the world's nations.

Sunday's meetings were focussed on climate change and the goals for development. Monday's talks were all aboiut the Syrian crisis, the refugee problem and finding a solution to the problems. There were many 'side meetings' over the weekend, during which President Putin pressed hard for President Assad of Syria to play a role in a transition to peace. Previously David Cameron of the UK had said that Assad's removal was a pre-reqesite, however he seemed to mellow on this point. 

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Syrian Foreign Mionister at the United Nations UNGA
The Foreign Minister of Syria listens to
the speeches
at the U
General Assembly.
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