Here are Highlights from President Buhari’s Address at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly Debate
PMB highlights efforts in providing relief + humanitarian assistance to millions afflicted by terrorism, drought, floods #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: Frontiers of good governance, democracy, rule of law are expanding everywhere, especially in Africa. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB highlights success of ECOWAS in upholding democratic principles in The Gambia, and Cote D’Ivoire before then. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: Individual national efforts are helping strengthen State institutions, promote accountability, and combat corruption. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We shall also cooperate in addressing growing transnational crimes: forced labour,slavery, human trafficking, cybercrime #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We must collectively devise strategies to stop fleeing ISIS fighters from mutating and infiltrating into Sahel and Lake Chad Basin
PMB: UN has responsibility to cooperate strongly with regional orgs such as African Union,in conflict prevention & management #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: New conflicts should not make us lose focus of unresolved old ones. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: For example, several UNSC Resolutions from 1967 on the Middle East crisis remain unimplemented. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: The Myanmar crisis is very reminiscent of what happened in Bosnia in 1995 and in Rwanda in 1994 #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We fully endorse call by Sec-Gen on Myanmar to halt ongoing ethnic cleansing & ensure safe return of displaced Rohingya #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: In all these crises, the primary victims are the people, the most vulnerable being women and children #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: We must be mindful of widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: Most pressing threat to international peace and security today is the accelerated nuclear weapons development programme by North Korea.
PMB: Since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, we have never come so close to the threat of nuclear war as we have now. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: All necessary pressure and diplomatic efforts must be brought to bear on North Korea to accept peaceful resolution of the crisis.
PMB: As Hiroshima and Nagasaki painfully remind us, if we fail, the catastrophic human loss and environmental degradation cannot be imagined
PMB: Nigeria proposes strong UN delegation to urgently engage North Korean Leader. Delegation should include members from all regions.
PMB: Korean peninsula crisis underscores urgency for member states to ratify w/out delay Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB ends by reiterating Nigeria’s abiding commitment to the foundational principles and goals of the @UN. #NigeriaUNGA17
PMB: Since admission as a member state in 1960, has always participated in all efforts to bring global peace, security and development
PMB: Nigeria will continue to support @UN in all its efforts, including attainment of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development #NigeriaUNGA17
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