General Debate: 20 - 26 September 2016

This site offers access to the speeches of the Member States delivered from the UN Headquarters in New York during the general debate.

Each speaker has a dedicated page featuring multimedia content: the statement, downloadable audio files (.mp3) in 6 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and video. Video and audio media files can be downloaded or requested from the United Nations Audiovisual Library website.

Content can be browsed by date and country/speaker. 

The theme of the general debate of the 71st session is “The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world."

 

20 September 2016

Morning Session

1.

Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General
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2.

President of the General Assembly (opening)

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly
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3.

Brazil

H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
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4.

Chad

H.E. Mr. Idriss Déby Itno
President
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5.

United States of America

H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
President
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6.

Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
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7.

Guyana

H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
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8.

Qatar

H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AL-THANI
Amir
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9.

Argentina

H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri
President
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10.

France

H.E. Mr. François Hollande
President
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11.

Malawi

H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
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12.

Uruguay

H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez
President
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13.

Jordan

H.M. Mr. Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
King
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14.

Switzerland

H.E. Mr. Johann Schneider - Ammann
President
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15.

Peru

H.E. Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski Godard
President
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16.

Turkey

H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
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17.

Fiji

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister
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18.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Ms. Theresa May
Prime Minister
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19.

Canada

H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

20.

Tunisia

H.E. Mr. Béji Caïd Essebsi
President
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21.

Poland

H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
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22.

South Africa

H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
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23.

Slovenia

H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor
President
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24.

Egypt

H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President
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25.

Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
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26.

Uganda

H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
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27.

Portugal

H.E. Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President
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28.

Mexico

H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto
President
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29.

Spain

H.E. Mr. Don Felipe VI
King
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30.

Zambia

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
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31.

Panama

H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
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32.

Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
President
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33.

Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia
President
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34.

Senegal

H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
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35.

New Zealand

H.E. Mr. John Key
Prime Minister
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36.

Italy

H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi
President of the Council of Ministers
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