Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-third session.
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‘We all need to see the bigger picture;’ cooperation is the key to making the world better for all, Estonia tells UN Assembly

Empathy, equality, and efficiency should be the hallmarks of the work of the United Nations, Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of Estonia, told the General Assembly today as she set out her country’s vision for addressing global challenges such as migration, climate change and the shrinking space for free trade.

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Estonian President says small countries can fight climate change

Estonia doubled its gross domestic product in 20 years and halved its carbon emissions, according to the country’s President.

Speaking after his speech at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said Estonia doesn’t measure its responsibility to fight climate change based on its size or wealth.

Although repercussions of climate change have not yet impacted the small European country too gravely, the President is concerned about the rest of the world.