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Opening Address By H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly E-mail

  Opening Address

By

H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa

President of the 69th Session of the

United Nations General Assembly New York

September 16, 2014

Excellencies,

Secretary General,

Distinguished Colleagues,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, I am pleased to address this august General Assembly for the first time as President of the 69th Session. I am deeply humbled and honoured by the trust you have bestowed upon me, and my country Uganda. I am convinced that together we will, as Member States, achieve a lot over the next 12 months in advancing the core values and principles of the United Nations for the betterment of the world and its peoples.

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Note to Correspondents: Secretary-General Designates Leonardo Dicaprio as United Nations Messenger of Peace E-mail

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The Secretary-General

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  Designates Leonardo Dicaprio as United Nations Messenger of Peace

16 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Academy Award-nominated actor and committed environmental activist, Leonardo DiCaprio, as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.

“Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “I am pleased he has chosen to add his voice to UN efforts to raise awareness of the urgency and benefits of acting now to combat climate change.

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Message on the International Day of Democracy E-mail

 

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The Secretary-General

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  Message on the International Day of Democracy

15 September 2014

As we observe this year’s International Day of Democracy, the world seems more turbulent than ever. In many regions and in many ways, the values of the United Nations, including some of the most fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the UN Charter, are being tested and challenged..

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