Nordic leaders call for reform that places UN at the centre of global multilateralism

A reformed and strengthened United Nations is more than ever necessary to tackle the host of challenges confronting the world, from conflicts and terrorism to climate change and sustainable development, Nordic ministers told the General Assembly today.

Hungary, at UN, says roots of terrorism must be tackled; warns ‘migratory waves’ bring terrorists to Europe

The migration crisis and associated threat of terrorism are the greatest threats ever faced by the European Union, Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary, told the United Nations today, denouncing those that encourage ‘waves’ of migrants, which were only putting thousands of people in danger.

Facing a grim reality, we need more than ‘declarations’ to ensure better world, Albania tells UN

Tackling the numerous complex challenges society is confronted with today will require more than just “declaratory undertakings,” Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania told the United Nations, stressing that real progress demands responsibility and action.

At UN assembly, Croatia calls for treating migrants humanely while also tackling ‘root causes’

Croatia, a major way-station on the path of tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Asia in 2015, called from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today for a holistic approach that respects migrants’ rights while tackling the root causes of their flight.

European ministers tell Assembly UN is proper place to tackle phenomenon of mass migrations

From the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today, European foreign ministers called for humane treatment of the hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into the continent and the orderly management of migrant flows that benefit the countries of origin, transit and destination

Solidarity strengthens nations addressing severe challenges, Georgia’s Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

Offering his condolences to the victims of the recent natural disasters in North America, Georgia’s Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, told delegations at the United Nations today that no country is immune from natural disasters, saying “solidarity is what strengthens nations addressing these severe challenges.”

Boost regional cooperation, for the ‘sake of peace and prosperity,’ Belarus tells global leaders at UN

The past few decades have been fraught with two contradictory tendencies – enhanced political fragmentation and increased economic globalization, Belarus’ Minister for Foreign Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly today.

Nationalist worldview is recipe for ‘more conflict, less prosperity, Germany tells UN Assembly

Germany warned the United Nations General Assembly today not to be lured by the siren song of ‘our country first,’ calling it a recipe for more conflict and less prosperity that must be eschewed in favour more international cooperation and the strengthening of the UN

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

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

At UN, Serbian President discusses future of peaceful, prosperous Western Balkans region

Kicking off the third day of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, Aleksandar Vucic, the President of Serbia, drew attention to the future of the Western Balkans region – with a focus on how to preserve peace and ensure prosperity