HAPPENING NOW: Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks at the #UNGA, 15 years after his last address.
“The new Government of Malaysia, recently empowered with a strong mandate from its people, is committed to ensure that every Malaysian has an equitable share in the prosperity and wealth of the nation.” - Dr Mahathir at #UNGA
“A new Malaysia emerged after the 14th General Election in May this year. Malaysians decided to change their government...We did this because the immediate past Government indulged in the politics of hatred, of racial and religious bigotry, as well as widespread corruption.”#UNGA
At the UN Trusteeship Chamber, where @PressFreedom's Joel Simon is introducing an #UNGA side event involving Amal Clooney.
It begins with a short video about the jailing of two Reuters journalists: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who discovered and investigated a Rohingya massacre.
Before the video rolled, Simon said of incarcerating journalists: "There has been one issue around which it has been difficult to engage with the UN," because, he said: "The UN has a culture of rarely calling out its members."
Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen Adler takes the podium: He notes that the UN has called the treatment of the Rohingya "ethnic cleansing."
Toyin Saraki addresses United Nations General Assembly on Accountability and Health Outcomes; joins Director-General of the WHO and the President of Uruguay at launch of WHO Non-Communicable Diseases Declaration- 27th September 2018 #UNGA-73
Toyin Saraki outlined the key interventions which must be made to transform health outcomes for women, children and communities around the world. #UNGA-73
Mrs Saraki was requested to make her address at the launch of the Independent Accountability Panel report ‘Private Sector: Who is Accountable,’ as mandated by the UN Secretary-General. #UNGA-73
“Noncommunicable diseases are widespread. I call on you leaders to fulfil commitments you already made to integrate action on NCDs”—@AminaJMohammed, @UN Deputy Secretary-General at the #UNGA high-level meeting to #beatNCDs
Trump says he rejected a one-on-one meeting with Justin Trudeau at the #UNGA, threatens tariffs on Canada auto exports: "We're going to tax the cars coming in, and we'll put billions and billions into our treasury .. Canada has treated us very badly"
Aside from his economic illiteracy (Americans pay the tariff, not foreign exporters), his personal animus towards Trudeau and Canada – neighbors, close allies, brothers and sisters – is senseless and destructive.
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
Putin was clapping while everyone else was laughing! Someone should have googled "sovereignty" before making it the focus of the speech but leaving out a section on Russia violating our sovereignty, Ukraine's, and more. And unpacked the #UNGA acronym too ,
Aside from the superlative contest at the beginning of his remarks, other parts of the speech will impact our ability to project power -- hard and soft - abroad. Retrenchment in foreign assistance (we're only paying our friends these days) and defense spending?
NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi on the Roadmap to Freedom, 2018 Iran Uprising Summit, September 22: 1- “I want to stress the path we have chosen and the horizon ahead of us as we strive to reach the Iranian people's grand destination.” #Iran#FreeIranSummit#Alternative
2- “We seek popular sovereignty. We are fighting for the establishment of a republic based on the vote of the people. We consider the people's free vote to be the sole criterion of legitimacy for national officials.” #Iran#FreeIranSummit#Alternative
3-“We stress human rights in accordance w/ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, & in accordance w/ conventions adopted by the United Nations. The mullahs' sharia edicts, which make up the legal precedent of the regime's punitive laws, will have no place in tomorrow's Iran.”
HE @ToyinSaraki leads High-Level Child Health and Malaria Forum at the United Nations General Assembly; #UNGA-73 she joins global health leaders to launch Access Challenge One by One: Target 2030 today, Tuesday 25th September 2018.
Toyin Saraki yesterday chaired the forum on Child Health and Malaria during the Access Challenge Universal Health Coverage Conference during the United Nations General Assembly. #UNGA-73
The forum was one of 4 key areas explored by the conference, which also focused on Maternal Health, non-communicable diseases & neglected tropical diseases. #UNGA-73
Prior to Trump's speech at the #UNGA, White House officials told the press that his speech would focus on US national security interests. He did not disappoint, with his speech delivering threat after threat to nations across the globe. Video here: haaretz.com/us-news/.premi…
The most immediate threat delivered by Trump was addressed to Iran. After ludicrously arguing that Iran is responsible for funding all terrorism across the globe, including in Syria (where it has been fighting US-backed terrorists), Trump stated his intent for further aggression.
In the naked tongue of imperialist barbarism, Trump stated that he will continue US sanctions and that "more will follow" those due in November. The objective of US policy toward Iran nothing less than the complete destruction of its sovereignty. #HandsOffIran
Our elders would say “E jighị nnukwu amụ amaja akwụna (You don't scare a prostitute with the penile size)” but this is ridiculous. Are you a Financial Institution now? Even if there is a vault in those designer bags, why the untrammeled access to such by the ADC? 🤔
Again, looking deeper, this may not be a direct theft from a repository or stash but through false pretenses. ADCs even people working in corridors of power use their position to dupe people (opportunistic politicians mostly) in the name of the VIPs they are working for. So sad.
But let me ask what culture the ADC met on ground before deciding to participate in his low estate? Are there people lobbying within that conundrum in similar fashion as ratified? U don’t flaunt plugs without sockets in view. Is this the first ADC on this job? How many thus far?
Criminal probes linked to first four heads-of-state #UNGA speakers.
Brazil’s 🇧🇷Temer: graft charges
USA’s 🇺🇸Trump: allies convicted in Russia probe
Ecuador’s 🇪🇨Moreno: arrest warrant on predecessor Correa
Turkey’s 🇹🇷Erdogan: dogged by corruption probe for nearly 5 years
HE @ToyinSaraki delivers stark warning at United Nations General Assembly #UNGA
“We must bolster five key areas or fail to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals” on this day Monday the 24th September 2018.
Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has sounded a warning bell as the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York. She cautions that unless significant progress is made, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be met by the global community. #UNGA@DrTedros
“Only two countries in Africa – Rwanda & South Africa - have met the Abuja declaration to pledge 15% of their government budgets to health. Meanwhile, tuberculosis kills more than 4,000 people every single day, non-communicable diseases kill over 41 million people every year,...