Past General Assembly Debates

General Debate of the 71st Session
20 September 2016 to 26 September 2016

20 September 2016

Morning Session

Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General
Président de l'Assemblée générale (ouverture)
President of the General Assembly (opening)
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly
Brazil
Brazil
H.E. Mr. Michel Temer
President
Chad
Chad
H.E. Mr. Idriss Déby Itno
President
États-Unis d'Amérique
United States of America
H.E. Mr. Barack Obama
President
Slovakia
H.E. Mr. Andrej Kiska
President
Guyana
Guyana
H.E. Mr. David Arthur Granger
President
Qatar
H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AL-THANI
Amir
Argentina
Argentina
H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri
President
France
France
H.E. Mr. François Hollande
President
Malawi
H.E. Mr. Arthur Peter Mutharika
President
Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Tabaré Vázquez
President
Jordan
H.M. Mr. Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein
King
Switzerland
H.E. Mr. Johann Schneider - Ammann
President
Peru
H.E. Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski Godard
President
Turkey
H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President
Fiji
Fiji
H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
H.E. Ms. Theresa May
Prime Minister
Canada
Canada
H.E. Mr. Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Tunisia
H.E. Mr. Béji Caïd Essebsi
President
Poland
H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda
President
South Africa
H.E. Mr. Jacob Zuma
President
Slovenia
H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor
President
Egypt
Egypt
H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President
Nigeria
H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari
President
Uganda
H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
President
Portugal
H.E. Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President
Mexico
H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto
President
Spain
H.E. Mr. Don Felipe VI
King
Zambia
H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President
Panama
H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
H.E. Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera
President
Mongolia
H.E. Mr. Elbegdorj Tsakhia
President
Senegal
H.E. Mr. Macky Sall
President
New Zealand
H.E. Mr. John Key
Prime Minister
Italy
Italy
H.E. Mr. Matteo Renzi
President of the Council of Ministers

21 September 2016

Morning Session

Finland
Finland
H.E. Mr. Sauli Niinistö
President
Zimbabwe
H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe
President
Chile
Chile
H.E. Mrs. Michelle Bachelet Jeria
President
Namibia
H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob
President
China
China
H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang
Premier of the State Council
Colombia
Colombia
H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
President
Ghana
Ghana
H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama
President
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
H.E. Mr. Sarwar Danesh
Vice-President
European Union
European Union
H.E. Mr. Donald Tusk
President
Ukraine
H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko
President
Kenya
Kenya
H.E. Mr. William Ruto
Vice-President
Saudi Arabia
H.H. Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Crown Prince
Kuwait
Kuwait
H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al Sabah
Prime Minister
Pakistan
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister
Myanmar
H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs
Japan
Japan
H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
Montenegro
H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanović
Prime Minister

Afternoon Session

Croatia
Croatia
H.E. Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
President
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
H.E. Mr. Danilo Medina Sánchez
President
Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
President
Micronesia (Federated States of)
H.E. Mr. Peter Christian
President
Latvia
Latvia
H.E. Mr. Raimonds Vējonis
President
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
H.E. Mr. Bakir Izetbegović
Chairman of the Presidency
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
H.E. Mr. José Mário Vaz
President
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Miloš Zeman
President
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma
Constitutional President
Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
President
Estonia
Estonia
H.E. Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves
President
Nauru
H.E. Mr. Baron Divavesi Waqa
President
Honduras
Honduras
H.E. Mr. Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado
President
Gambia (Republic of The)
Gambia (Republic of The)
H.E. Ms. Isatou Njie Saidy
Vice-President
Ethiopia
Ethiopia
H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Dessalegn
Prime Minister
Romania
H.E. Mr. Dacian Julien Cioloș
Prime Minister
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister
Georgia
Georgia
H.E. Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili
Prime Minister
Australia
Australia
H.E. Mr. Malcolm Turnbull
Prime Minister
Thailand
H.E. Mr. General Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister
Austria
Austria
H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz
Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

22 September 2016

Morning Session

Cameroon
Cameroon
H.E. Mr. Paul Biya
President
Cyprus
Cyprus
H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades
President
Sierra Leone
H.E. Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma
President
Lithuania
H.E. Ms. Dalia Grybauskaité
President
El Salvador
El Salvador
H.E. Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén
President
Iran (République islamique d')
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
President
Madagascar
H.E. Mr. Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana
President
Kiribati
Kiribati
H.E. Mr. Taneti Maamau
President
Benin
Benin
H.E. Mr. Patrice Athanase Guillaume Talon
President
Côte d’Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire
H.E. Mr. Alassane Ouattara
President
Palestine (State of)
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President
Norway
H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg
Prime Minister
Israel
Israel
H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister
Monaco
H.E. Mr. Serge Telle
Head of Government
Lebanon
Lebanon
H.E. Mr. Tammam Salam
President of the Council of Ministers
Iraq
Iraq
H.E. Mr. Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister
Netherlands
H.E. Mr. Albert Koenders
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Holy See
Holy See
H.E. Mr. Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State

Afternoon Session

Bulgaria
Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Rosen Plevneliev
President
Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President
Liberia
Liberia
H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
H.E. Mr. Gjorge Ivanov
President
Marshall Islands
H.E. Ms. Hilda Heine
President
Angola
Angola
H.E. Mr. Manuel Domingos Vicente
Vice-President
Guatemala
Guatemala
H.E. Mr. Jimmy Morales
President
Libya
Libya
H.E. Mr. Faiez Mustafa Serraj
President
Serbia
H.E. Mr. Aleksandar Vučić
Prime Minister
Algeria
Algeria
H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra
Deputy Prime Minister
Turkmenistan
H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Greece
Greece
H.E. Mr. Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Erlan Idrissov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Cuba
Cuba
H.E. Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Malta
H.E. Mr. Joseph Muscat
Prime Minister
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea
H.E. Mr. Agapito Mba Mokuy
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Paraguay
H.E. Mr. Eladio Ramón Loizaga Lezcano
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Papua New Guinea
H.E. Mr. Puka Temu
Minister of State
Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Yun Byung-se
Minister for Foreign Affairs

23 September 2016

Morning Session

Albania
Albania
H.E. Mr. Bujar Nishani
President
Guinea
Guinea
H.E. Mr. Alpha Condé
President
Niger
H.E. Mr. Mahamadou Issoufou
President
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
H.E. Mr. Faustin Archange Touadera
President
Comoros
Comoros
H.E. Mr. Azali Assoumani
President
Yemen
H.E. Mr. Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi Mansour
President
Haiti
H.E. Mr. Jocelerme Privert
Acting Head of State
Luxembourg
H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel
Prime Minister
Republic of Moldova
H.E. Mr. Pavel Filip
Prime Minister
Samoa
H.E. Mr. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Prime Minister
Belgium
Belgium
H.E. Mr. Charles Michel
Prime Minister
Mauritius
H.E. Mr. Anerood Jugnauth
Prime Minister
Russian Federation
H.E. Mr. Sergey LAVROV
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Armenia
Armenia
H.E. Mr. Edward Nalbandian
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Germany
Germany
H.E. Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
H.E. Mr. Ri Yong Ho
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hungary
Hungary
H.E. Mr. Péter Szijjártó
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sweden
H.E. Ms. Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Morocco
H.E. Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Mali
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
President
Botswana
Botswana
H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
Vice-President
Indonesia
Indonesia
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla
Vice-President
South Sudan
H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai
Vice-President
Nicaragua
H.E. Mr. Moises Omar Halleslevens Acevedo
Vice-President
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith
Prime Minister
Jamaica
H.E. Mr. Andrew Holness
Prime Minister
Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. Manasseh Sogavare
Prime Minister
Lesotho
Lesotho
H.E. Mr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili
Prime Minister
Andorra
Andorra
H.E. Mr. Antoni Martí Petit
Prime Minister
Vanuatu
H.E. Mr. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
Prime Minister
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
H.E. Mr. Ralph Gonsalves
Prime Minister
Tuvalu
H.E. Mr. Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Prime Minister
Sao Tome and Principe
H.E. Mr. Patrice Emery Trovoada
Prime Minister
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
H.E. Ms. Delcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Uzbekistan
H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Kamilov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ecuador
Ecuador
H.E. Mr. Guillaume Long
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
H.E. Mr. Elmar Maharram oglu Mammadyarov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
H.E. Mr. Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulongo
Minister for Foreign Affairs

24 September 2016

Morning Session

Timor-Leste
H.E. Mr. Rui Maria de Araújo
Prime Minister
Saint Lucia
H.E. Mr. Allen Michael Chastanet
Prime Minister
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
H.E. Mr. Gaston Alphonso Browne
Prime Minister
Saint Kitts and Nevis
H.E. Mr. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister
Eswatini
H.E. Mr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
Prime Minister
Tonga
H.E. Mr. Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva
Prime Minister
Viet Nam
H.E. Mr. Phạm Bình Minh
Deputy Prime Minister
Syrian Arab Republic
H.E. Mr. Walid Al-Moualem
Deputy Prime Minister
Malaysia
H.E. Mr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy Prime Minister
San Marino
H.E. Mr. Pasquale Valentini
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liechtenstein
H.E. Ms. Aurelia Frick
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ireland
Ireland
H.E. Mr. Charles Flanagan
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Iceland
Iceland
H.E. Ms. Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Nepal
H.E. Mr. Prakash Sharan Mahat
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Congo
Congo
H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Gakosso
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
H.E. Mr. Erlan Abdyldayev
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Gabon
H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dominica
Dominica
H.E. Ms. Francine Baron
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Afternoon Session

Philippines
H.E. Mr. Perfecto Yasay
Secretary for Foreign Affairs
United Arab Emirates
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sudan
H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Cambodia
Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Barbados
Barbados
H.E. Ms. Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Burundi
Burundi
H.E. Mr. Alain Aimé Nyamitwe
Minister of External Affairs
Somalia
H.E. Mr. Abdusalam Hadliyeh Omer
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Maldives
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Asim
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bhutan
Bhutan
H.E. Mr. Lyonpo Damcho Dorji
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Grenada
Grenada
H.E. Mr. Elvin Nimrod
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mauritania
H.E. Mr. Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih
Minister for Foreign Affairs

26 September 2016

Morning Session

Oman
H.E. Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bahrain
Bahrain
H.E. Mr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
India
India
H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs
Singapore
H.E. Mr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde
H.E. Mr. Luis Filipe Lopes Tavares
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Bahamas
Bahamas
H.E. Mr. Frederick Mitchell
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Eritrea
Eritrea
H.E. Mr. Osman Mohammed Saleh
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belize
Belize
H.E. Mr. Wilfred Elrington
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Suriname
H.E. Ms. Niermala Badrising
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Trinidad and Tobago
H.E. Mr. Denis Moses
Minister for Foreign Affairs
United Republic of Tanzania
H.E. Mr. Augustine Phillip Mahiga
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Belarus
Belarus
H.E. Mr. Valentin Rybakov
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Palau
H.E. Mr. Caleb Otto
Permanent Representative
Seychelles
H.E. Ms. Marie-Louise Potter
Permanent Representative
Denmark
Denmark
H.E. Mr. Ib Petersen
Permanent Representative
Togo
H.E. Mr. Kokou Kpayedo
Permanent Representative
Président de l'Assemblée générale (clôture)
President of the General Assembly (closing)
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson
President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly