UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many leaders saying many things about many matters that matter to them, to their areas, to the world: That’s what the U.N. Overall Assembly invariably produces per annum.
And per annum, certain voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the reverse approach and spotlights some thoughts — delivered in prerecorded speeches or from the rostrum at the United Nations after a yearlong pandemic destroy — from leaders who could maybe well maintain now no longer captured the headlines and airtime on Friday, the fourth day of the 2021 debate.
“Migrants maintain been the frontline contributors during the pandemic as very considerable workers in the health and other emergency companies. Yet a complete lot of them maintain been particularly exhausting-hit attributable to loss of jobs, salary cuts, lack of fetch entry to to health and other social companies, and forcible return.”
— SHEIKH HASINA, top minister of Bangladesh
“Conflicts maintain an influence on the lives of many individuals, and on a yearly basis we fail tens of thousands of youngsters. We fail to provide protection to them from violence, from cruelty, from pain, and from realizing their full doable. We fail to provide protection to their accurate of being youngsters.”
— ROBERT ABELA, top minister of Malta
“Since the closing time we met in particular person here at the UN, democracies round the world maintain been below strain, if now no longer assault. Irrational and darkish forces maintain been at work, in overall aided and abetted by outdoors saboteurs.”
— IRAKLI GARIBASHVILI, top minister of Georgia
“If we don’t maintain hope, individuals will discontinuance believing in anything.”
— XAVIER BETTEL, top minister of Luxembourg
“Let us now no longer return to this great hall in September 2022 to lament further inaction. Let us now no longer return subsequent year to again decry unilateralism, nationalism, and failed collective motion.”
— JOHN BRICEÑO, top minister of Belize