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On Board with the Vice President: Diplomacy in Mexico

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WATCH VIDEO http://youtu.be/QWDAj6Q6R90 Last week Vice President Joe Biden led a diplomatic delegation to Mexico to launch the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue and meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto. Megan Slack September 24, 2013 10:17 AM EDT

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Equal Futures Partnership— A New Agenda for Progress

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Valerie Jarrett September 23, 2013 04:57 PM EDT Today, at the UN General Assembly, I had the privilege of co-hosting an event to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership – a coalition of countries who have committed to take action to remove barriers to opportunity and promote equality […]

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Providing income to poor household is key to successful development, Malawi says

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President Joyce Banda of Malawi. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – Moving income into poor households, not increasing GDP (gross domestic product), is the key to solving poverty and related ills as the world seeks a development agenda to succeed the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Malawian President Joyce Banda told the United Nations […]

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Well-managed natural resources can transform African economies, Ugandan President says

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President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell 24 September 2013 – With its own income flow from the exploitation of oil and gas resources, Uganda is now able to transform itself into a modern, sustainable economy, the President of the country told the high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly today. “With the […]

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Lebanese President appeals for support to assist hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees

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President Michel Sleiman of the Lebanese Republic. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – Lebanese President Michel Sleiman today called on United Nations Member States to boost their assistance to the hundreds of thousands of Syrians that have fled the crisis in their country, while urging for a political solution to end the conflict. Calling […]

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Gabon’s President urges international support for Africa’s fight against terrorism

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President Ali Bongo Ondimba of the Gabonese Republic. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – Citing the recent deadly terrorist attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Ali Bongo of Gabon appealed today from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly for full global support for Africa in the battle against terrorism. “Africa, […]

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Regional integration key to national, global progress, leader of Bosnia and Herzegovina says

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Zeljko Komšić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina told the high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly today that regional cooperation remains the focus of his country as it looks toward furthering its relationship with the […]

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Uruguayan President focuses on climate change, environment in UN Assembly speech

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President of Uruguay José Mujica. UN Photo/Sarah Fretwell 24 September 2013 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Uruguay today urged the international community to strengthen efforts to preserve the planet for future generations. Speaking to world leaders gathered at the General Debate of the Assembly’s 68th session, President […]

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President of Switzerland decries return to ‘power politics,’ urges negotiation to solve differences

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President of Switzerland Ueli Maurer. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – Switzerland today expressed concern that in a return to “power politics”, larger States are once again choosing to exercise their power and strength, and reaffirmed that sovereignty and equal rights are the convictions upon which the UN Charter is based. “I sincerely hope […]

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Education is ‘the key’ to development opportunities, Paraguayan President tells Assembly

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Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, President of the Republic of Paraguay. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 24 September 2013 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today, the President of Paraguay highlighted the importance of education and stressed that opportunities, not hand-outs, helped countries achieve progress in a dignified manner. “Education is the […]

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