What leaders said at UN General Assembly on Day 2

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By Sarkaritel September 26, 2014 11:48

What leaders said at UN General Assembly on Day 2


United Nations, Sep 26  Following were the quotable quotes from the ongoing UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) annual debate Thursday (Day 2).

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed on global terrorism saying, “I deeply regret to say that terrorism has become globalised: ‘From New York to Mosul, from Damascus to Baghdad, from the Easternmost to the Westernmost parts of the world, from Al Qaeda to Daesh’.”

“The extremists of the world have found each other and have put out the call: ‘extremists of the world unite’. But are we united against the extremists?,” Xinhua quoted Rouhani as adding.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Gabriel Mugabe said, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “helped to focus and mobilise global development efforts in order to achieve progress in the social sectors”.

“However, despite the significant achievements under the framework of the MDGs, the progress was uneven between goals, among regions, and within countries. Consequently, we cannot remain complacent when some sections of the global community are marginalised, or even left behind.”

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso said, the international community faces “ever growing phenomena that transcend borders”.

“I am specifically referring to terrorism, transnational organised crime, the global drug problem, corruption, traffic in persons, sexual exploitation, trafficking of children and adolescents, and smuggling of arms, among others.”

Ghanian President Dramani Mahama highlighted deadly Ebola-virus.

“What makes Ebola so dangerous is that the virus dares us to compromise the impulses that exist at the very core of our humanity: our impulse to comfort one another with love; to care for each other with the healing power of touch; and, to maintain the dignity of our loved ones even in death with a public funeral and properly marked grave.”

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said, “A Colombia without coca and without conflict was an impossible dream just a few years or decades ago, and today I can tell you it is a real possibility. Just imagine it.”

“We have already begun discussion of the last two substantive points: victims and the end of the conflict,” he added.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel September 26, 2014 11:48