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What Did U.S. Leaders Say at the UN?


October 3, 2012 BY

 

As the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly commenced last week, news outlets widely covered the impassioned speeches of world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama. But have you heard what other U.S. officials were talking about in New York during UNGA? Here are a few highlights.

  • As the UN’s Human Rights Council took another stand on the importance of the freedom of peaceful assembly and association, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said, “This U.S. sponsored resolution reaffirms a basic truth: civil society plays a central role in promoting and protecting the enjoyment of human rights, but civil society can only serve the common good when the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association are protected.”

  • At the 2012 Social Good Summit, Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the UN discussed the State Department’s use of technology to allow for broader public discussions on foreign policy, and the Administration’s work with partners at the UN towards “common solutions to our most pressing challenges.”

  • Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and heads of state from Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan at the “The Legacy of a Polio Free World” event at the UN. In 1988, when the global fight against polio began, there were 125 countries where polio raged; today, there are only three.

As the General Assembly debate wraps up this week, U.S. leaders will have a lot to say about where we go from here. Stay tuned for more on how U.S. leaders are connecting to the important and lifesaving work of the UN. Be sure to follow the Better World Campaign on Facebook and Twitter!

 

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Submitted by Concerned American on: October 4, 2012 For over 65 years Americans have sacrificed their schools, education, health, roads, jobs so that the United Nations would get untold trillions. That was because of their Charter for World Peace. Our Congress investigated the Unite Nations and found it staffed with thugs and terrorist. The UN failed their Charter and is trying to morph into some other agency to loot the treasury of the USA. How crazy the American people must be to allow trillions upon trillions to go to this group and never know where the money is spent. that's right the UN does not account for all that money nor do they repay any of it. The UN has become obsolete, unsustainable and unpredictible. We the people of the USA need to withdraw our membership and take care of our own people to regrain our financial strength and only then should we consider helping nations of people who hate the USA.

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