Past General Assembly Debates

<p>General Debate 64th Session</p>
23 September 2009 to 29 September 2009

23 September 2009

Morning Session

Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General
President of the General Assembly (opening)
H.E. Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki
President of the 64th Session of the General Assembly
Brazil
Brazil
H.E. Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
President
United States of America
H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
President
Libya
Libya
H.E. Mr. Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi
Leader of the Revolution
Uganda
H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
Qatar
H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani
Amir
Turkmenistan
H.E. Mr. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
President
Chile
Chile
H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez
President
Algeria
Algeria
H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President
Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Lee Myung-bak
President
France
France
H.E. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy
President
Sweden
H.E. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Prime Minister
Italy
Italy
H.E. Mr. Silvio Berlusconi
President of the Council of Ministers
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
H.E. Mr. Gordon Brown
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Argentina
Argentina
H.E. Ms. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
President
Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President
China
China
H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao
President
Monaco
H.H. Albert II
Prince
Colombia
Colombia
H.E. Mr. Álvaro Uribe Vélez
President
Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev
President
South Africa
H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Václav Klaus
President
El Salvador
El Salvador
H.E. Mr. Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena
President
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
H.E. Mr. Leonel Fernández Reyna
President
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
President
Ukraine
H.E. Mr. Victor Yushchenko
President
Poland
H.E. Mr. Lech Kaczyński
President
Australia
Australia
H.E. Mr. Kevin Rudd
Prime Minister

24 September 2009

Morning Session

Comoros
Comoros
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi
President
Ghana
Ghana
H.E. Mr. John Evans Atta Mills
President
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Mr. Željko Komšić
Chairman of the Presidency
Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
Lithuania
H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite
President
Cyprus
Cyprus
H.E. Mr. Demetris Christofias
President
Sao Tome and Principe
H.E. Mr. Fradique Bandeira melo de Menezes
President
Sierra Leone
H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma
President
Panama
H.E. Mr. Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal
President
Switzerland
H.E. Mr. Hans-Rudolf Merz
President
Spain
H.E. Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President
Japan
Japan
H.E. Mr. Yukio Hatoyama
Prime Minister
Turkey
H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Prime Minister
Israel
Israel
H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías
President
Slovenia
H.E. Mr. Danilo Türk
President
Guyana
Guyana
H.E. Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo
President
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
H.E. Mr. Óscar Arias Sánchez
President
United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
President
Latvia
Latvia
H.E. Mr. Valdis Zatlers
President
Malawi
H.E. Mr. Bingu Wa Mutharika
President
Iraq
Iraq
H.E. Mr. Jalal Talabani
President
Gambia (Republic of The)
Gambia (Republic of The)
H.E. Mr. Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh
President
Paraguay
H.E. Mr. Fernando Lugo Méndez
President
Maldives
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed
President
Guatemala
Guatemala
H.E. Mr. Álvaro Colom Caballeros
President
Haiti
H.E. Mr. René Préval
President
Senegal
H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Wade
President
Finland
Finland
H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen
President
Zambia
H.E. Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda
President
Croatia
Croatia
H.E. Mr. Stjepan Mesić
President
Marshall Islands
H.E. Mr. Litokwa Tomeing
President
Malta
H.E. Mr. Lawrence Gonzi
Prime Minister
Georgia
Georgia
H.E. Mr. Mikheil Saakashvili
President

25 September 2009

Morning Session

Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe
President
Nauru
H.E. Mr. Marcus Stephen
President
Palau
H.E. Mr. Johnson Toribiong
President
Estonia
Estonia
H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President
Côte d’Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire
H.E. Mr. Laurent Gbagbo
President
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
H.E. Mr. Blaise Compaoré
President
Lebanon
Lebanon
H.E. Mr. General Michel Sleiman
President
Somalia
H.E. Mr. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
President
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
H.E. Mr. Gjorge Ivanov
President
Dominica
Dominica
H.E. Mr. Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool
President
Kiribati
Kiribati
H.E. Mr. Anote Tong
President
Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari
President
Palestine (State of)
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
H.E. Mr. The Honourable Winston Baldwin Spencer
Prime Minister
Kuwait
Kuwait
H.H. Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sab
Prime Minister
Mauritius
H.E. Mr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Serbia
H.E. Mr. Mr. Boris Tadić
President
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mr. Emanuel Mori
President
Congo
Congo
H.E. Mr. Denis Sassou-Nguesso
President
eSwatini
H.M. Mr. King Mswati III
Head of State
Mongolia
H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia
President
Cameroon
Cameroon
H.E. Mr. Paul Biya
President
Viet Nam
H.E. Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet
President
Suriname
H.E. Mr. Ramdien Sardjoe
Vice-President
Liberia
Liberia
H.E. Mr. Joseph Boakai
Vice-President
Kenya
Kenya
H.E. Mr. Raila Amollo Odinga
Prime Minister
New Zealand
H.E. Mr. John Key
Prime Minister
Montenegro
H.E. Mr. Milo Đukanović
Prime Minister
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
H.E. Ms. Faustin Archange Touadera
Prime Minister
Vanuatu
H.E. Mr. Edward Nipake Natapei
Prime Minister
Luxembourg
H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn
Deputy Prime Minister
Bahamas
Bahamas
H.E. Mr. Theodore Brent Symonette
Deputy Prime Minister
Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. Fredrick Fono
Deputy Prime Minister
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Kanat Saudabayev
Secretary of State
Benin
Benin
H.E. Mr. Jean-Marie Ehouzou
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Philippines
H.E. Mr. Alberto Romulo
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
H.E. Mr. Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Gabon
H.E. Mr. Paul Toungui
Minister for Foreign Affairs

26 September 2009

Morning Session

Burundi
Burundi
H.E. Mr. Gabriel Ntisezerana
Vice-President
Thailand
H.E. Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva
Prime Minister
Netherlands
H.E. Mr. Jan Peter Balkenende
Prime Minister
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
H.E. Mr. Igor Chudinov
Prime Minister
Tuvalu
H.E. Mr. Apisai Ielemia
Prime Minister
Trinidad and Tobago
H.E. Mr. Patrick Manning
Prime Minister
Samoa
H.E. Mr. Tuila'epa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
H.E. Mrs. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
Saint Kitts and Nevis
H.E. Mr. Denzil Douglas
Prime Minister
Lesotho
Lesotho
H.E. Mr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili
Prime Minister
Nepal
H.E. Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal
Prime Minister
Tonga
H.E. Mr. Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele
Prime Minister
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith
Deputy Prime Minister
Egypt
Egypt
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jordan
H.E. Mr. Nasser Judeh
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Slovakia
H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Morocco
H.E. Mr. Taïb Fassi Fihri
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Albania
Albania
H.E. Mr. Sali Berisha
Prime Minister
Fiji
Fiji
H.E. Mr. Josaia Bainimarama
Prime Minister
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
H.E. Mr. Carlos Gomes Junior
Prime Minister
Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Ratnasiri Wickramanayake
Prime Minister
Cambodia
Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Hor Namhong
Deputy Prime Minister
Jamaica
H.E. Mr. Kenneth Baugh
Deputy Prime Minister
Austria
Austria
H.E. Mr. Michael Spindelegger
Minister for Foreign Affairs
United Arab Emirates
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belgium
Belgium
H.E. Mr. Yves Leterme
Minister for Foreign Affairs
India
India
H.E. Mr. S. M. Krishna
Minister of External Affairs
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
H.E. Ms. Rumiana Jeleva
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Iceland
Iceland
H.E. Mr. Össur Skarphéðinsson
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belarus
Belarus
H.E. Mr. Sergei Martynov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
H.E. Mr. Seyoum Mesfin
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Romania
H.E. Mr. Cristian Diaconescu
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam
H.H. Prince Mohamed Bolkiah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liechtenstein
H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Canada
Canada
H.E. Mr. Lawrence Cannon
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Andorra
Andorra
H.E. Mr. Xavier Espot Miró
Minister for Foreign Affairs

28 September 2009

Morning Session

San Marino
H.E. Ms. Antonella Mularoni
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Namibia
H.E. Mr. Marco Hausiku
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Peru
H.E. Mr. Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Myanmar
H.E. Mr. General Thein Sein
Prime Minister
Mexico
H.E. Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Bahrain
Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Alkhalifa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Cuba
Cuba
H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Abdelwaheb Abdallah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Eritrea
Eritrea
H.E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Syrian Arab Republic
H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Niger
H.E. Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sudan
H.E. Mr. Ghazi Salahuddin Atabani
Acting Foreign Minister
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Alexis Thambwe Mwamba
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Oman
H.E. Mr. Yousef Bin AI-Alawi Bin Abdullah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belize
Belize
H.E. Mr. The Honourable Wilfred Elrington
Attorney General
Singapore
H.E. Mr. George Yeo
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hungary
Hungary
H.E. Mr. Péter Balázs
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bhutan
Bhutan
H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Mauritania
H.E. Ms. Naha Mint Mouknass
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ireland
Ireland
H.E. Mr. Peter Power
Minister of State
Yemen
H.E. Mr. Abubakr Al-Qirbi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Uzbekistan
H.E. Mr. Vladimir Norov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Oldemiro Marques Baloi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Armenia
Armenia
H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Barbados
Barbados
H.E. Ms. Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Chad
Chad
H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Guinea
Guinea
H.E. Mr. Alexandre Cécé Loua
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Saint Lucia
H.E. Mr. Rufus George Bousquet
Minister of External Affairs
Ecuador
Ecuador
H.E. Mr. Fander Falconi
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Angola
Angola
H.E. Mr. Assunçaõ Afonso dos Anjos
Minister of External Affairs
Timor-Leste
H.E. Mr. Zacarias Albano Da Costa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Malaysia
H.E. Mr. Datuk Anifah Aman
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
H.E. Mr. Rangin Dâdfar Spantâ
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Chief Ojo Maduekwe
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Honduras
Honduras
H.E. Mr. Patricia Isabel Rodas Baca
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Pak Kil Yon
Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
Portugal
H.E. Mr. João Gomes Cravinho
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Germany
Germany
H.E. Mr. Thomas Matussek
Chairman

29 September 2009

Morning Session

Grenada
Grenada
H.E. Mr. Peter David
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Papua New Guinea
H.E. Mr. Samuel Abal
Minister of External Affairs
Nicaragua
H.E. Mr. Samuel Santos López
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Norway
H.E. Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Indonesia
Indonesia
H.E. Mr. Hassan Wirajuda
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Djibouti
Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Roble Olhaye
Permanent Representative
Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde
H.E. Mr. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima
Chair of the Delegation
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
H.E. Mr. Camillo Gonsalves
Chair of the Delegation
Republic of Moldova
H.E. Mr. Alexandru Cujba
Chair of the Delegation
Greece
Greece
H.E. Mr. Anastassis Mitsialis
Chair of the Delegation
Denmark
Denmark
H.E. Mr. Carsten Staur
Chair of the Delegation
Seychelles
H.E. Mr. Ronald Jean Jumeau
Chair of the Delegation
Togo
H.E. Mr. Kodjo Menan
Chair of the Delegation
Mali
H.E. Mr. Oumar Daou
Chair of the Delegation
Botswana
Botswana
H.E. Mr. Charles Thembani Ntwaaggae
Chair of the Delegation
Holy See
Holy See
H.E. Mr. Archbishop Celestino Migliore

President of the General Assembly (closing)
H.E. Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki
President of the 64th session of the General Assembly