General Debate: 19-25 September 2017

The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly is the occasion for world leaders to gather at UN Headquarters to discuss global issues.

This website presents a daily list of speakers (below), with links to individual pages for each speaker. These pages aggregate all multimedia information pertaining to the speaker: on-demand video(s), the country statement (.pdf), a summary of the statement, a downloadable photo, audio files (.mp3).

Content can be browsed by date and country/speaker.

For live streaming of other UN events, please visit UN Web TV

The theme of the General Debate, “Focusing on People – Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet", is also the theme of the 72nd session.  Visit the site of the President of the General Assembly for more information.

19 September 2017

Morning Session

1.

Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General
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2.

President of the General Assembly (opening)

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly
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3.

Brazil

H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
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4.

United States of America

H.E. Mr. Donald J. Trump
President
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5.

Guinea

H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé
President
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6.

Switzerland

H.E. Mrs. Doris Leuthard
President
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7.

Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
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8.

Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
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9.

Czech Republic

H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
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10.

Liberia

H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
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11.

France

H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron
President
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12.

Colombia

H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President
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13.

Tajikistan

H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President
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14.

Zambia

H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
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15.

Lithuania

H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė
President
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16.

Qatar

H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
Amir
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17.

Turkey

H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
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18.

Israel

H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
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Afternoon Session

19.

Mali

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
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20.

Monaco

H.H. Prince Albert II
Prince
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21.

Poland

H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
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22.

Egypt

H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President
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23.

Uzbekistan

H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev
President
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24.

Armenia

H.E. Mr. Serzh Sargsyan
President
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25.

Costa Rica

H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
President
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26.

Uganda

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

Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
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28.

Estonia

H.E. Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid
President
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29.

Guatemala

H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales
President
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30.

Afghanistan

H.E. Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
President
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31.

Gambia (Republic of The)

H.E. Mr. Adama Barrow
President
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32.

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
Constitutional President
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33.

Honduras

H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado
President
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34.

Austria

H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
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35.

Mauritania

H.E. Mr. Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih
Minister for Foreign Affairs
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