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on the fact check. i tried to be like c-span, i usually visit five different just tolets per day, see a different spin on things. afact,ct check and politi -- became a great thing, i looked at the funding. facebook is a big contributor, and i am saying, perhaps you have to look like the money and the foundations that support them. host: we will end it there. that will be our last call. we will be back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. we take you live to the u.n. general assembly. president trump is up next. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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>> i request delegations to remain seated. we are just adapting the podium.
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[murmuring] the assembly will now air and theess by the president of republic of ecuador. i request protocol to escort his excellency to the podium. >> on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to
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welcome to the united nations, his excellency lenin garces, president of the republic of ecuador and invite him to address the assembly. you are welcome, your excellency, and you have the floor. pres. garces: thank you very much madam president. secretary-general, excellencies, friends. is cause and life effect. as it -- every inflect -- affect applies a cause. human beings tend to scatter the futured predict the because we are unavoidably part of this chain of cause and effect. ,hose who govern, leaders
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decision makers we have an immense a sponsor ability in the way the world perceives its future. our nations must understand that causality is not fatalism. the strength to change their surroundings. for this, the international policies that take root here must help us empower our toieties and help us understand history as something that we can change. policies are successful when they strive to address the individual histories of every single individual, especially those are the poorest, those who are left behind, and those that need the most.
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government is entitled a whole life, because that is who we are and what we do. a whole life to living and get it right, but to make mistakes, build, and love. for us, it is up to us to analyze and cope with the consequences of this. lifelan is called a whole because we want to be protective from the moment that he or she hieronceived until t passing. depending on the time of the person's life, being attentive , encouraging,ing motivating, supporting and expressing gratitude. , perhapsd encouraging they are part of the first phase
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of life. to care for the mother, the child, before and after birth and to look after the child during his or her what -- first 1000 days of life. then comes the next stage of enjoy,ging children to play, study, to be happy. we teach them to love science, to delve with passion into technology. but, important to study, more useful to be creative and to love research and let your imagination soar, to challenge valuesf and to cultivate and never stop playing and experimenting with colors and sounds. with taste, and skill.
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after comes the next stage, youngting, to provide people with knowledge that will set them up for the future and encourage them to be entrepreneurs based on a strong sense of self satisfaction. to make sure that their future tomore straightforward, discover what is beautiful in their surroundings. forced toey are never seek security and foreign substances. should encourage them with financing, participation, to trust their capabilities and their dreams. support is more for the adult. we support the adult to find jobs, to shore up their families and make sure their project takes flight. for their family to have a roof over their head.
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this is a mission in which we have found a home for everyone. then there is the last phase of gratitude so that our elders can enjoy their final years in the knowledge that society is grateful for everything that they have done. they are surrounded by love and care so that these years are their best years. what --asked me wants, someone asked me once, what gave rise to this thinking? i was born and i lived with their child in the amazon region, in the lungs of the planet. i was born in the heart of the amazon region, in the most mega-diverse tropical forests in the world. rootedo know the deep
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problems of those who are abandoned and how precarious life and health can be with out minimum coverage for human beings. many children died and mothers. with them. perished with them. we will examine two fundamental topics regarding health, combating tuberculosis and noncommunicable diseases. the commitment of all, especially ecuador, that these discussions give rise to commitments to concrete actions. , scandalous and in just that access to -- and injust that access to medication is limited because privilege is granted to intellectual property and pharmaceutical companies
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instead of the right to health that every individual has. it is this kind of discussion that the u.s. take -- the u.n. takes on meaning, based on the daily experiences of the citizens of the world. we, the united nations, strive to touch the lives of the united -- of the people, the stronger we will be to face the future. after many years of playing in ,he neighborhood where i lived surrounded by supportive neighbors, i learned the value of community life. we came and went into everyone's house. our neighbors care of -- cared for us. together we celebrated individual achievements. the ideal of peace and a shared life was at the origin of the united nations as well. we cannot forget that this should be the venue where we
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discuss major problems, large and small among countries. as part of this discussion, we should encourage come -- countries to engage in dialogue, standing reciprocity. and multilateralism, to listen to each other. thoses important, to hear who find themselves in situations that we want to examine it deal with and resolved. young --hen i was a when i was young, i looked at my situation and compared it with that had theiends knowledge and not the ability to carry through on their endeavors. anguish ofced the not having startup capital for our business is an spent long nights trying to invent where to get money to meet our
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obligations to our employees. we have learned from personal experience not to allow others to underestimate -- to underestimate us for being young people. we understood that enter partnership -- entrepreneurship that generates wealth, jobs, well-being, self-esteem and freed him. today the private sector is more aware of its role, which goes far beyond simply profits, and jobs. today, large, medium and small interconnected in thousands of ways and understand their role in providing well-being and they can be essential actors for global efforts to promote peace and prosperity. mind, as i was
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up to, we must live commitments that we have undertaken as part of the agenda of sustainable development. the notion of partnership is an essential part of that decision. years ago i was assaulted and i lost the movement of my legs. as you can see, i get around in a wheelchair. is it bad? i do not know. thatnese saying said everything is neither that bad or that good. it is bad, because i came home after the hospital it was very hard. orre was no iv drips painkillers, only a constant pain. ofemember friends who spoke paying my brother because i
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experienced this kind of pain. and now, perhaps because i see from this wheelchair i see through the eyes of the hearts. when you see -- when you have legs, you look ahead and above you. when you are seated in a wheelchair, you see horizontally and you see below you. you see other worlds. only encounterho barriers to move forward and continue, even to be able to live. barriers of different types, injustice, much is no, -- up,ismo, to sum it exclusion. my story, it is the story of billions of people around the world. this is one of the most in topics that will be in get --
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examined, the implication of the rights of persons with disabilities. the implementation of these rights of the convention and its optional protocol is precisely what will help us ensure that, together, we will live up to a commitment that remains pending. it is a great honor for ecuador to exercise in the next two -- of the presidency at the states parties at the convention. ensure forum, we will the promotion and protection of individuals with disabilities that step up our efforts to do that and make sure we increase acceptability. that, we become an inclusive united nations. we are not talking about
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physical accessibility, but also individuals with disabilities and their rights are taken into account in all discussions, resolutions, and initiatives. because now, just in the past when i traveled in my country, i see exclusion and injustice. we exclude those different, poor, old and young. we mistreat women. ande are so many brothers sisters abandoned and forgotten, and sony people that we walk by without noticing them. -- and so many people we walk by without noticing them. we cannot, because of laziness or nurse shot, allow injustice ertia allow this to be part of our everyday landscape. these goals are an essential
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part of our government. the program is called a whole life. also because it is clear for me that, because -- for our whole life, we must be happy, and for that goal, we govern. we are in a great country. ,ts declaration of independence the famous second line, written by thomas jefferson with contributions by adams and angela and franklin, i quote -- benjamin franklin. i quote, "we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal and in doubt by their creator with certain inalienable rights. among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." the pursuit of happiness heard this -- this -- the pursuit of
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happiness. this document inspired a come -- a country and is a global reference. follow we attentively events around the world, we do not understand a country such of this -- as -- such of this can blockade a country like cuba. impossible to understand how you prevent others to having a right to their rights, life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. perhaps, because we were idealistic young people, we do not understand how major powers spent on weapons instead on investing in the development of nations. we do not understand that how these countries have achieved such a level of development and
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superiority prefer to see their and foreignn wars conflicts instead of resolving them, they perpetuate them. and thoseose bankers who are unscrupulous robbed the pockets of the people of ecuador when they made entire families go into war. when government, instead of caring for the poor and the needy, they do everything that is in the opposite. and ecuador, we are received -- in ecuador, we are receiving 6000 from venezuela. cheery -- children come with diphtheria and polio. women who are pregnant, who have never had any medical care. --have provided 50,000
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15,000 vaccines for these children and provided medical care for one million people who left their homes to find a better future. this is the largest diaspora in the history of our continent. ,e have urged the government the people of venezuela to resolve their crisis the way it should be in a national dialogue. we also encouraged the neighboring countries of the a holisticake on, in way, support for migrants and displaced people. and make allow diplomatic statements. we want a continent wide effort to find a solution, including a structural solution to -- for
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the people of venezuela. no one emigrate's because -- no one emigrates because they want to, they do it because they are uprooted. marti, the cuban poet said , thosehe people emigrate who govern them, are useless. we express solidarity for those invitee to us, and we all migrants who left their country to come back to their -- two rejoined their families. in july, we approved the global
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pact of migration. we cannot allow this pact to be a dead letter. theave to become aware that right of every individual to life and happiness, does not end where mine began. both are fundamental rights of a human being and interdependent. they enrich each other in their interconnectedness. regarding the crisis in venezuela or nickel wobbler -- or nicaragua. various countries have corrupt and populist governments. the history of the united nations is the common pact to preserve the human rights of citizens of the whole world. rights can only be guaranteed in the framework of solid
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institutions with freedom of expression with a transition of power. these are fundamental elements of strong democracies. be committedould to building these democracies, caring for them. has maintained a democratic commitment in each of decisions. and it has maintained -- us so many left lessons and important lessons said in the face of the growing cynicism about democracy, we cannot give up. we need to defend and advocate for the values and virtues of democracy. friends,sident, dear you are the first latin american
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woman to decide over this assembly. thank foruld like to the support of the nation's four-year elections. we are aware -- of the nation's elections. we are aware of the weight you carry. this beingy to see relevant to our nations. we are the organization that brings together our nations. we see the efforts that the u.n. is making to care for our children, neighbors and ourselves. plans.ort disarmament we are promoting the convention of the rights of persons with disabilities. innumerableto an list of actions, the united nations is our organization. flawsre are flowers --
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and it, we should correct it. that is not to dismember it. let us not take away funding because we week -- have to strengthen it for our future. if we are going to create additional, complementary organizations, that we can do. for example, to support trading systems or regional projects. all of these are welcome. the ultimate goal to beast to strengthen -- goal should be to strengthen global union. commitmentsistoric that we have undersigned, but we do not believe nor should we use regional reservations to defend perverse and dictatorial solutions as we have seen born and die in the last few decades. colleagues, brothers and
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sisters, this institution is the most living symbol of the global commitment to peace. we have spoken a lot about peace, but no one has been able to better than the definition of conditionarding its as the sole path for humankind. peace is our greatest right, it is a condition for life and happiness. problems onserious our northern border, particularly with international crime and drug trafficking. we are dealing with this with our president of columbia. we have committed ourselves to putting in end to this. each cause will have its effect and e.g. fact will transform itself in another -- and each effect will transform itself into another cause. world peace remains pending
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because it has not taken root at the heart of every human being. as a grandfather and father, i know there will not bps if values are not put in throughout life -- throughout life -- they will not bps if values are not put -- be peace if values are not put into place. civility is not taught in schools, but it must be put in the heart. if we do not do that we will not create the groundwork as peaceful -- four peaceful co-with assistance. there will not be any -- for peaceful coexistence. they will not be any peace if we do not save our planet. as an individual -- as an individual with disabilities, they will not bps until we have inclusion and celebrate diversity. havet be peace until we inclusion and celebrate diversity.
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peace is ultimately preferring the poor and working for those who need it the most. who needed are free to realize their dreams every day, every single day for this. throughout their whole lives. thank you very much. [applause] on behalf ofarces: the general assembly i would like to thank the president of the republic of ecuador for the statement he has just made. may i request representatives to remain seated while we meet the head of states and the rostrum is prepared for the next speaker.
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>> the assembly will hear an address by his excellency donald , president of the united states of america. i request protocol to his door his excellency.
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on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome to the united nations, his excellency, donald trump, president of the united states of america, and to invite him to address the assembly. you have the floor, sir. pres. trump: madam president, mr. secretary general, world leaders, ambassadors and distinguished delegates, one year ago i stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. i addressed the threats facing our world and i presented a
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vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity. today, i stand before the united nations general assembly to share the extraordinary progress we have made. , myess than two years administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. america is so thrilled. [laughter] reaction,expect that that is ok. [applause] america's economy is booming like never before. since my election we have added $10 trillion in well. the stock market is at an all-time high -- $10 trillion in wealth, and the stock market is
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at an all-time high. african-american, hispanic american -- hispanic, and asian-american unemployment have achieved the lowest levels ever recorded. we have added 4 million new jobs including half a million manufacturing jobs. taxave passed the biggest cuts and reforms in american history. we have started the construction of a major border wall and we have strengthened border security. we have secured record funding for our military, $700 billion this year and $716 billion next year. our military will soon be more powerful than it has ever been before. in other words, the united states is stronger, safer, and a richer country man at was when i when i assumed
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office two years ago. we are standing up for america and the american people. we are also standing up for the world. our is great news for citizens and for peace loving people everywhere. believe, that when nations respect the rights of their neighbors and defend the interests of their people, they can better work together to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity, and peace. each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on earth. why america will always choose independence and cooperation over global
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governance, control and domination. i honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs and traditions. the united states will now tell you how to live, work or worship. we only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return. from warsaw to brussels, to tokyo to singapore, it has been my highest honor to represent the united states of broad. i have forged close relationships and friendships and strong partnerships with the leaders of many nations in this room. our approach has always yielded incredible change. with support from many countries here today, we have engaged with north korea, to replace the bolder of conflict with a
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and new push for peace. in june, i traveled to singapore to meet face-to-face with chairman kim jong-un. had highly productive conversations and meetings. we agreed that it was in both countries interest to pursue the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. have seen meeting, we encouraging measures that few could have imagined a short time ago. the missiles and rockets are no longer flying in every direction. nuclear testing has stopped. some military facilities are already being dismantled. our hostages have been released. the remains of our fallen heroes are being returned home. to lay at rest in american soil. i would like to thank chairman
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his4 -- chairman kim for current and the steps he has taken. so much work remains to be done. this sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs. i want to thank the many member states who helped us reach this moment, a moment that is far greater than people would understand. support and the critical support that we will all need going forward, a special thanks for president moon of south korea. andprime minister of japan the president of china. in the middle east, our new approach is yielding great strides and very historic change . following my trip to saudia
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arabia, the gulf countries opened a new center to target terrorist financing. they are enforcing new sanctions , working with us to identify and track terrorist networks and taking more responsibility for fighting terrorism and extremism and their own region. , saudia arabia and have pledgedar millions of dollars to aid the people of syria and lebanon. -- syria and yemen. they obliged to help end yemen's horrible civil war. it is up to the nations of the region to decide what kind of future they want for themselves and their children. for that reason, the united states is working with the gulf corporation counsel, jordan, and
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egypt to establish a strategical alliance so middle eastern a bit -- nations can advance security and stability a cross their home region. thanks to the united states military, and our partnership with many of your nations, i am pleased to report that the bloodthirsty killers known as isis have then driven out from the territory they once held in iraq and syria. we will continue to work with friends and allies to deny radical islamic terrorists funding, territory or support or means of infiltrating our borders. the ongoing tragedy in syria is heartbreaking. must be theoals de-escalation of military conflict along with a political
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solution that honors the well of the syrian people. in this vein, we urge the united nations led a peace process be reinvigorated. rest assured, the united states will respond if chemical weapons are deployed by the assad regime. i commend the people of jordan and other neighboring countries for hosting refugees from this very brutal civil war. as we see in jordan, the most compassionate policy is to place refugees as close to their homes as possible, to ease their eventual return to the heart of the rebuilding process. this approach also stretches finite resources to help four more people, increasing the
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impact of every dollar spent. every solution to the humanitarian crisis in syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that is fueled and financed in the corrupt dictatorship in iran. sew chaos, death and disruption. they do not respect their neighbors, borders or the sovereign rights of nations. instead, they plunder the nation's resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the middle east and far beyond. people are rightly outraged that their leaders have embezzled billions of dollars from the treasury, seized
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looted thertions and religious endowments to line their own product -- their own pockets to -- and to send their proxies to wage war. iran's neighbors have paid a heavy toll for the agenda of aggression and expansion. that is why so many countries in the middle east strongly supported at my decision to withdraw the united states from the horrible 2015 iran nuclear deal and reimpose nuclear sanctions. the iran deal was a windfall for iran's leaders. in the year since the deal has been reached, the military budget grew nearly 40%. the dictatorship used the funds
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to build nuclear capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism and fund habit and slaughter in syria and yemen. states has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda. , we began re-imposing hard-hitting nuclear sanctions that have been lifted under the iran deal. additional sanctions will resume november 5, and more will follow. we are working with countries iranian crude oil to cut their purchases substantially. we cannot allow the world's leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet's most dangerous weapons.
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thatnnot allow a regime chance debt to america and threatens israel with annihilation. possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on earth, we just cannot do it. we ask all nations to isolate iran's regime as long as its aggression continues and we ask all nations to support iran's people as they struggle to reclaim their religious and righteous destiny. this year, we took another significant step forward in the middle east in recognition of every sovereign states to determine its own capital by moving the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem. the united states is committed
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to a future of peace and stability in the region, including peace between the israelis and palestinians. that aim has advanced, not harmed by acknowledging the obvious facts. america's policy of principled realism means that we will not ,e held hostage to old discredited ideology and experts that have been proven wrong over the years. this is true, not only in matters of peace, but in matters of prosperity. trade must bet fair and reciprocal. will not betates taken advantage of any longer. for decades, the united states
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opened its economy, the largest by far on earth, with few conditions. we allowed foreign goods from all over the world to flow freely across our borders. yet, other countries did not grant us there and reciprocal access to their markets in return. even worse, some countries thier openness to manipulate their currency is and get advantage over our country. as a result, our trade deficit $800 a year. we are systematically renegotiating rogan and had trade deals.
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last month, we announced a groundbreaking u.s.-mexico trade agreement. yesterday, i stood with president moon to announce the successful completion of the brand-new u.s.-korea trade deal. this is just the beginning. many nations in this hall will agree that the world trading system is in dire need of change. for example, countries were admitted to the world trade organization that violates every single principle on which the organization is based while the united states and many of the nations played by the rules, these countries use government run industrial planning and state owned enterprises to rig the system. relentlessd in product dumping, forced
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technology transfer and the theft of intellectual property. the united states lost over thrill million -- 3 million manufacturing jobs and 60,000 factories after china during the wto. we have wrapped up $13 trillion in trade deficits over the last two decades. .hose days are over we will no longer tolerate such abuse. we will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. america will never apologize for protecting its citizens. the united states has just announced tariffs on another
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$200 billion in chinese made goods. so far of $215 billion. i have great respect and affection for the president of china, but i have made clear that our trade imbalance is just not acceptable. the market distortions and the way that they deal cannot be as my administration has demonstrated, america will always act in our national interests. i spoke before this body last year and warned that the u.s. -- the un's human rights council had become a grave embarrassment to this institution. egregious human rights abusers while bashing america and its many friends. ambassador to the united
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nations, nikki haley, laid out a clear agenda for reform, but despite reported and repeated all was, no action at taken. so the united states took the only responsible course, we withdrew from the human rights council and we will not return .ntil real reform is enacted for similar nason's, -- for similar reasons, the united states will provide no support and recognition for the international criminal -- criminal court. as far as we are concerned the icc has no legitimacy or authority. the icc claims near universal jury -- jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of
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justice, fairness and due process. we will never surrender america's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. america is governed i americans. -- by americans. we reject the ideological g -- the ideology of globalism and except the ideology of patriotism. around the world nations must fight against new forms of coercion and domination. in america we believe in energy security. -- for ourselves and for our allies. we have become the largest energy producer anywhere on the face of the earth. the united states stands ready to export our abundant,
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affordable supply of oil, clean coal and natural gas. andack and hope -- opec opec nations are ripping off the rest of the world and i don't like it. nobody should like it. we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices, not good. we want them to stop raising prices, we want them to start lowering prices. they must contribute substantially to military protection from now on. we are not going to put up with , these horrible prices much longer. reliance on a single foreign supplier can need -- can leave a
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nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation. congratulatee european states such as poland for leading the construction of a baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on russia to meet their energy needs. germany it will become totally dependent on russian energy if it does not immediately change course. here in the western hemisphere, we are committed to maintaining our independence from the encroachment of expansionist foreign powers. it has been the formal policy of our country since president monro that we reject the interference of foreign nations to this hemisphere and in our own affairs.
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the united states has recently strengthened our laws to better screen foreign investments in our country for national security threats. we welcome cooperation with countries in this region and around the world that wish to do the same. you need to do it for your own protection. the united states has a -- is also working with partners in latin america to confront threats to sovereignty from uncontrolled migration. tolerance for human struggling and human smuggling and is not it is a horrible thing that is going on. at levels that nobody has ever seen before. it is very cruel. illegal immigration funds,
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criminal networks, ruthless gangs and the flow of deadly drugs. illegal immigration exploits boehner poppel -- vulnerable populations and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence, and poverty. upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs can we break the cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity. we recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests. just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same. which we are doing. that is one reason the united intes will not participate the new global compact on migration.
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migration should not be governed by an international body, unaccountable to our own citizens. ultimately, the only long-term solution to the migration crisis is to help people build more hopeful futures in their home countries. make their countries great again. witnessing a are human tragedy as an example in venezuela. more than 2 million people have fled the anguish inflicted by andsocialist maduro regime its cuban sponsors. venezuela was one of the ridge -- richest countries on earth. bankruptedalism has the oil-rich nation. intoriven its people
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abject poverty. everywhere, socialism or communism has been tried. suffering,ced corruption, and decay. socialism's thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion, and oppression. all nations of the world should and the miserym that it brings to everyone. in that spirit, we asked the nations gathered here to join us in calling for the restoration of democracy in venezuela. today we are announcing additional sanctions against the repressive regime targeting maduro's inner circle and close advisers. we are grateful for all of the work the united nations does around the world to help people build better lives for
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themselves and their families. the u.s. is the world's largest giver by far of foreign aid. you give anything to us. few give anything to us. that will be headed up by secretary of state mike pompeo. working,xamine what is what is not working, and whether the countries who receive our dollars and our protection also have our interests at heart. forward, we will only give foreign aid to those who and our our friends. we expect other countries to pay their fair share for the cost of
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their defense. the u.s. is committed to making the u.n. more effective and accountable. i have said many times that the u.n. has unlimited potential. effort, i our reform have told our negotiators that the united states will not pay more than 25% of the u.n. peacekeeping budget. this will encourage other countries to step up, get involved, and also share in his large burden. we are working to shift more of our funding from assessed contributions to voluntary so that we can tolerate -- target american resources to programs with the best record of success. only when we each do our part and contribute our share, can we
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realize the united nations highest aspirations. we must pursue peace without fear, hope without despair, and security without apology. hall, wherend this so much history has transpired, we think of the many before us who have come here to address the challenges of their nations and other times. our thoughts turn to the same question that ran through all of their speeches and resolutions through every word and every hope. it is the question of what kind of world will we leave for our children? nations they will inherit? the dreams that fill this hall as there as diverse
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people who have stood at this podium. buried --varied as the countries represented here are. there is saudi arabia where the king and crown prince are pursuing bold new reforms. there is israel proudly celebrating its 70 at anniversary as a thriving democracy in the holy land. people arehe great standing up for their independence, their security, and their sovereignty. many countries are pursuing
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their own unique visions. building their own hopeful futures and chasing their own wonderful dreams of destiny, of home., and of a the whole world is richer. humanity is better. because of this beautiful constellation of nations, each ,ery special, each very unique each shining brightly in its part of the world. promiseone, we see also of a people bound together by a shared past and working toward a common future. , we know whatns kind of future we want for ourselves. nation what kind of a america must always be.
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believe in the majesty of freedom. and the dignity of the individual. we believe in self-government, and rule of law. we prize the culture that sustained our liberty. a culture built on strong families, deep faith, and fierce independence. , weelebrate our heroes treasure our traditions, and above all, we love our country. inside everyone in his great chamber today, and everyone listening all around the globe, there is the heart of a patriot that feels the same powerful love for your nation, the same intense loyalty to your homeland , the passion that burns in the hearts of patriots and the souls of nations has inspired reform
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and revolution, sacrifice, and selflessness. scientific breakthroughs and magnificent works of art. is not to erase it, but to embrace it. to build with it, to draw on its ancient wisdom and to find within it the will to make our nations greater, our regions safer, and the world better. to unleash this incredible potential and our people, we must defend the foundations that make it all possible. sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived. endured, ors ever peace has ever prospered.
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and so, we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all. do, we will find new avenues for cooperation unfolding before us. we will find new passion for peacemaking rising within us. we will find new purpose, new resolve, and new spirit flourishing all around us. and making this a beautiful new world in which to live. together, let us choose a future patriotismm -- prosperity and pride. let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. place come here to this to stand for our people and their nations. forever strong, forever
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sovereign, forever just. gracer thankful for the and the goodness and the glory of god. you, and, god bless god bless the nations of the world. thank you very much. [applause] >> on behalf of the general assembly, i wish to thank the president of the united states of america for the statement just made. they are request representatives -- thein seated while meeting will stand suspended for five minutes while we prepared to hear the next speaker.
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[gavel] i was it delegations to take their seats. we will start in one minute. the general debate will resume shortly.
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[gavel] the general assembly will hear from the president of
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.he republic of turkey i would like to ask protocol to accompany his excellency to the podium. [applause] on behalf of the general ofembly, i have the honor welcoming his excellency president erdogan, president of the republic of turkey. you have the floor, sir. h.e. mr. recep tayyip erdogan:
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his excellency mr. president, secretary-general, heads of state and governments, esteemed delegates, i have the honor to greet you personally on behalf of my country and my people. thank hiske to excellency for his successful work over the past year. 72ndresence of this session of the u.n. general assembly. i would also like to congratulate mrs. espinoza who is taken over the presidency of the general assembly. i hope and pray that the session of the general assembly this year will avail an opportunity to bring all that is best to the people of the entire world. delegates, we are holding this meeting on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. the league of nations, which was
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founded after the war, was immediately replaced by the united nations. in the aftermath of the second world war. nationsdly, the united over its 73 years of history has carried out enormous endeavors at accomplishing many achievements of a great extent. however, it is always a fact that we need to admit that in time, the u.n. moved away from the capacity to meet the expectations of humanity for peace and welfare. in particular, the security council has taken such a form that it started serving the interests of its five permanent seat holders of the security council but standing idle to the oppressions in the other parts of the world.
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the massacres in bosnia, rwanda, have all takenr, place before the eyes of the un security council. those who remain silent against the oppression of the are only increasing the courage of the oppressors. even if the whole world turns its back, we will continue to be on the side of the oppressed palestinians and will protect a historical and legal status of our first which is jerusalem. in many parts of the world, every day we confront the scenes of ethnic cleansing and mass slaughter that none of us would wish to see. likewise, from health to
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culture,, from food to there is a high state of dissatisfaction in terms of the work undertaken by this huge organization. wish to see such an important structure turning into an organization with a constant reputation for failure and complaints. occasion, we every underline that there needs to be a comprehensive reform in the structure and functioning of the at therticularly security council. we believe when we say the world is greater than five, we are becoming the voice of the common conscience of the entire human race. world of is not the the times of the second world war neither the aftermath.
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we have representatives from 194 countries under this roof. why 194 countries cannot be represented at the security council? in ahouldn't they rotational matter have their permanent seats at the security council? we have only five permanent holders at the security council and the remainders are temporary with no power whatsoever. u.n.ning the reform of the to the budget will never contribute to the settlement of the real problems nor will it make anybody happy or content. there is a need for increasing the efficiency of this organization which i deem to be very important for the future of the world. areas of social equality development and security, we need many reforms to undertake.
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delegates, as turkey, when we look at the world beginning with our own geography, we see there are many important tasks to be undertaken by the u.n. in our understanding, justice is above all. it will bring order, salvation, and happiness to the entire world. in our civilization, we refer to a phenomenon as the circle of justice. that base itself on a correct establishment and management of relations between the society, law, state, the power of the state, economy, and justice. the links of the circle are intertwined. links are shattered bits regardless of where you go in the world today. today ishy our world
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entrapped by political, social, and economic instabilities, and is constantly suffering. to enable peaceful and secure future for all, we have a duty to succeed in humankind struggle, starting with the such -- search for justice and ending with the establishment of such a justice. today, when the assets of the wealthiest people in the world amount to the essence of half of the worlds population of 3.6 billion people, this means that there is a significant problem that we need to do something about. people go to bed hungry every night but the same time, more than 672 million people have been diagnosed with obesity. there is a problem with that. 258 million people across the road are hitting the
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searching for better conditions to live and survive. and 68 million on a global scale have been displaced pointing out to yet another outstanding problem that we need to do something about. problem in the early childhood mortality likelihood of a baby born in africa is nine times greater than that of a baby born here. a famous philosopher started shining a beacon from the city in the heartland of anatolia in order to enlighten all of the souls across the world. following, justice means the stilling things in its proper place. what he giving someone or she needs or desires. let us establish a global administration system that will serve as a shield to protect the oppressed, the victimized, and to lend a helping hand to the
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hungry in the unsheltered. hope to thering future generations. deliver overat we this podium, the analyses and proposals we come up with will me make sense if we can put them into action. again, according to the philosopher, and oppressor is the one who does not fulfill their duties vis-a-vis the humanity. everyone to make the u.n. a source of justice instead of cruelty, we had to dedicate ourselves more fully to the tasks bestowed upon us. esteemed delegates, turkey is sustaining its efforts toward a fair world through its global humanitarian diplomacy. inside our borders, we are currently hosting 4 million refugees, 3.5 million of which
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are coming from syria. this is unprecedented on a global scale and they have access to all forms of services that one could ever need. we have spent $32 billion for the care of the rest -- refugees so far. in syria that we have previously secured, we have provided humanitarian aid to millions of people in need just like the de-escalation zones that have recently been declared in the city of england. the number of syrian students attending school in turkey is well above 600,000. residents and our country have access to all the health care services free of charge just like any other turkish citizen.
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we attended to all the needs of the refugees that are in the turkish protection centers. however, so far we have only received $600 million from international organizations. we have received only 1.7 billion euros from the eu. is not going directly into the turkish budget but these are directly allocated to the ngos working for the refugees. the eu previously pledged 3 billion euros to be allocated to turkey. subject to projects. we continue providing our services to refugees every day without any conditions. subjectwithout any interruptios whatsoever. we expect more generous and flexible support to turkey, especially by the eu, which has
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caused a refugee influx to spill over into the world next to the opportunities it has provided for the refugees. we are providing significant humanitarian development aid in all parts of the world let alone the refugees beyond and within our borders. as of this your, turkey ranks sixth in the world in terms of total development aid and first in humanitarian assistance. turkey ranks among the top donors in terms of development and humanitarian aid as we are the 17th largest economy on a global scale. our commitment is strong of how much significance we attach to humanitarian aid in helping those in need. as noted by the general assembly's call for this year, our world needs global leadership and joint responsibility more than ever
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for a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable society. turkey has contributed special efforts in this direction within the u.n. the peace initiative that we have launched with finland in 2009 and 2010 is helping some or by friends of mediation group. we have also taken serious steps in this direction forward within the organization of the islamic which we aref currently the term presidents. the alliance of civilizations initiative we have lunch with spain has become a u.n. initiative with the participation of 146 members. which isg somalia struggling with hunger to get back on its feet, where currently implementing a development program that i believe will be exemplary for the rest of the world. to help millions of innocent
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mobilized all of our means and capabilities. we have exerted sincere efforts to resolve the gulf crisis. in iraq, we are encouraging all parties to make efforts for the future of the country. obama --of racism, the enophobia, we have also adopted an active sense in response to developments taking place in syria which is now become a place where the majority countries of the world export the radical groups residing within their borders. by means of both our support to geneva and the de-escalation zones that were established, we continue to establish peace and stability in syria and we are
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trying to make syria a peaceful country once again. by cleaning regions from the isis presence, we have turned an area of more than 4000 square kilometers into a safe and peaceful place for millions of syrians. recently, we have signed an agreement with russia which is called the sochi agreement. we have prevented the regime's bloody assaults against the de-escalation areas in the inlet progress -- and live -- by preventing the massacres carried out previously in aleppo and other places, we believe that turkey cleared the way for peace and political solution in in the in thelly
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province. i call on all of the parties to support a just solution in syria with a constructive approach. we wish to see a principled approach against all terrorist organizations. with who equip terrorists tens of thousands of trucks and thousands of cargo planes loaded with arms and ammunition for the sake of their tactical interests will most definitely feel sorrow and regret in the future for having done so. supporting terrorist organizations and closing borders to refugees while putting the burden on a few countries like turkey would not give you a more secure and prosperous future. rather the contrary, it will reach a point where one day the
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measures at hand will fall short of overcoming them. sincereontribute more and constructive efforts for in regions such as syria, iraq, yemen, libya, and ukraine as well as potential ones including the balkans, north africa, central africa, the gulf, and eastern mediterranean. , if wedo not forget cannot create a minimum level of priests -- peace and prosperity, no one can live safely within their own borders. delegates, all allorist organizations, not -- some of them use more complex more deceptive methods.
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a terrorist organization attempted a coup on the night of july 15 and at the end of 251 turkish civilians were murdered and more than 2193 civilians were wounded. that is the sort of terrorist organizations that i was previously referring to. this terrorist organization is hiding behind concepts such as education welfare and dialogue and it continues its operations at ngos or businesses. the leader of this terrorist organization is currently living in pennsylvania on a land of in a very400 acres well off fashion. the terrorist organization has been growing and developing through deception for the last 40 years in turkey and we have
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seen its true face when the terrorists felt that they became powerful enough to undertake failed coups. consecutive coup attempts with their operatives that infiltrated the police and judiciary in turkey and then with their agents in the armed forces. power thatonomic they have harnessed over time, they have attempted to take control of politics, society, -- thanks to the support of our people and thanks to our resolute spite in the last five years, we have eliminated the majority of federalists and our country. we now see that this terrorist organization is carried out similar activities across the globe. warning many of our friendly countries around the
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world and demanding the extradition of the terrorists hiding within their borders. however, some of our friendly countries are shying away from extraditing the terrorists. the price to be paid at the end for such a failure will be quite -- quite hefty. in terrorist organization the united states is generating and $800 between 700 million through their charter schools located in different states of the country. of course, this figure does not include the income generated through commercial institutions involved in money laundering activities and other structures with secret agendas which appear to be ngos of course. i am hurt, that is why i am warning the friendly countries of turkey all around the world. i invite you to mobilize your
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efforts in order to fight the presence in your country. we must show the same solidarity that we have shown regarding other terrorist organizations and bloodthirsty regimes. we are ready to share our experiences and the information with any country who is willing to forge a cooperation with us. trade wars have harmed humanity in every age. we are on the brink of yet another. that we fear. the negative affects of these twisted developments will eventually affect all countries. we must all work together to prevent damage to the world
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trade regime as a result of such an election will the world of sanctions. this is a. were we need to work to achieve the united nations sustained development goals and in this time, no one wants the world to experience a new economic rupture. it is very easy to create chaos, but is difficult to reestablish countriestoday, some are trying to create chaos. than as no bigger danger world order that has lost mercy, conscience, truth, and hope. that is the danger that we are facing now. turkey has always been in favor -- a free trade along with goods. aspectegression in this will have the negative repercussions that will be hard to erase for generations to come. furthermore, the fact that this approach is brought up with
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rhetoric of threat and by entirely this regarding the history of relations disappoints us even more. we are in favor of solving our problems through constructive dialogue on equal terms. we expect response will actions from all of our friends around the world. we have effective harmonious and constructive cooperation with our counterparts on international platforms such as the wto, g20, along with the eu in the form of customs union. expressy, we always that we are in support of a when all of our friends that we do business with a long world are concerned. our approach is very sincere and obvious, that is why we take allegations against our country
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unfair. andther with the countries institutions cheering our perspective, we can surmount this political and economic chaos that the world is being pulled into. we are looking forward to supporting, receiving your support in this aspect and without further ado i would to share with you two additional remarks. first, we believe that there is a need for the establishment of an agency within the u.n. for as it ensuresth the sustainability of our future. we propose the establishment of a united nations youth organization as soon as possible and propose that is double -- istanbul would become its headquarters. we can use a youth center that is being built there for this
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organization. 2005, we hosted world asian summit in turkey for the first time. bit019 was designated a year of the elderly. in this respect, the u.n. international agency for the elderly is being established in istanbul. assembly for the elderly will take place and istanbul. i would like to cordially invite you to attend the summit which onl be held in istanbul december the 10th of this year. once again, i wish that the 73rd generally -- general assembly would yield a successful results. on behalf of myself and my country, i salute with respect and wholeheartedly all of the countries and people here in this common parliament of humanity. prevailu, and million -- may you prevail in peace and health.
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>> on behalf of the general assembly i wish to thank resident erdogan -- president the statement just made. may i request representatives to remain seated while we greet the head of state. [applause] the assembly will now hear an
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address by his excellency paul --paulominate cancel i know request that he be escorted to the podium. on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome to the united nations kagame,llency paul president of the republic ever wanted. you have the floor. distinguished heads
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of delegations, we gather here and walk together to make the united nations more relevant to all people. the positive developments in merit over the past year this body's attention. let me start with a paradox. regions, there is a sense of transnational solidarity and unity as in africa. the idea that our respective national identities stand in contradiction to pan africanism is unheard of in our politics. yet, despite this unique tooc endowment, africa has
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often stood out for division and dysfunction. unable toafrica articulate and advance our interests and we see thate responsibility for our future to others not by force but by default. times are changing. rapidly. and so the management of africa's will position must also change. continent isour toward closer and more productive operations but through the african union and through our general economic communities. the evident to climb of all certainties and authorities is -- to africa as
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would have been the case in previous eras. on the contrary, the effect has been to focus africa's attention on the urgent need to get our house in order and fundamentally change how we do business. unions why the african initiated a major financial reform more than three years ago. we are already seeing practical results. ancient discipline hasreform mos ago. produced an african union of budgets that is 12% lower than last year. supplies by funding member states has also increased substantially. fund whichn to the helps a for african union is highered operations is
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then when it was established in 1993. earlier this year, the historic free trade agreement was signed. that was the culmination of a decade of effort and enforces africa's place in the trade architecture. economies of scale and higher level of african trade will help our continentarchitecture. obtained the goals byle development 2030. where we also see new possibilities for public private partnership with africa's growing private sector. this year also provided examples of security affairs and keep lyrical transitions being handled in a peaceful and
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forward-looking manner. more effective consultations and leaders and leadership is reducing the need for external mediation and this is how it should be. development and -- horn off africa africa are the most remarkable. the region's leaders deserve our for -- to set aside decades of mistrust and to establish a settlement. it is important for the united nations security council to corroborate with the african this processmplish of normalization. , the nexte as well stages of the country's path of
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progress war and steady encouragement from the international community. however, there are situations in africa notably the central african republic, libya, south sudan where serious problems remain unresolved despite so much potential. africa and the world should come together and what needs to be done to harmonize operating initiatives and ensure that agreements are respected. this is the foundation of the world being -- well-being. in that spirit, we are set to
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embark on a new chapter in cooperation between the african union and the united nations. on the stable funding of african union mandated peace support operations. the resolution set to be introduced by africa's three security members has the full backing of the african union. this state will also aligned with the secretary-general's new action of peacekeeping initiative. again thatts once the dividend of a more focused and functional africa benefits everyone. of even stronger partnership between our institutions, it is important for the african union's diplomatic representation here at the u.n. to be accorded the
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enjoyed by other regional bodies. the same for this year's general the u.n. making relevant to all people. this requires commitment to achieving -- where it has too often been lacking. system oft to track global governance is unsustainable. the few get to be the one to othersthe norms by which shall be judged. do not apply to everyone equally are not universal. imbalance is the very foundation of our system is
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and were give shape new the legitimacy of international institutions that are so crucial to our planet's future. in the years ahead, we look forward to deepening this important partnership between africa and the u.n.. to advance our shared agenda of gendernd security, equality and women's empowerment , environmental protection, and shared prosperity. i wish to end here by thanking you all for your kind attention. [applause] >> on behalf of the general
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assembly, with bank his excellency. of the republic ever wonder for his statement. i request delegations to remain seated while we accompany the president. >> we are going to leave the u.n. general assembly meeting at this point for the u.s. house. you can continue watching the u.n. online at streaming live. we will also show president trump's remarks from earlier. again, tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. that we here on c-span. the u.s. house is about to gavel and for general speeches,
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