“If you have something to say, say it here on cameroonwebnews”

Cameroonwebnews| Site d’information et d’opinions sur l’actualité du Cameroun

Actualités, Opinions, Blogs et Videos sur le Cameroun

“Si vous avez quelque chose à dire, dites le sur cameroonwebnews”

Pdt Obama Remarks at Millennium Development Goals

Posted by Admin on Sep 23rd, 2010 and filed under Monde. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

President Obama, at U.N., focuses on human rights and democracy.

AP UNITED NATIONS — Exhorting world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism, President Barack Obama challenged the countries of the United Nations on Thursday to unite around peace efforts that he said could achieve agreement within a year to create an independent Palestine and a secure Israel.

Obama, in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, urged fellow world leaders to press forward with renewed determination in the quest for Mideast peace, an effort that he acknowledged has encountered “few peaks and many valleys.”

Without an agreement, he said, “more blood will be shed” and “this Holy Land will remain a symbol of our differences, instead of our common humanity.”

As Obama spoke, Israel’s seat in the hall sat empty because it was a Jewish holiday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was present, listening to the president through a translator’s earphone. Obama’s call for a Palestinian state drew a burst of applause from throughout the hall.

Obama’s one-year timeline is ambitious even if the Mideast peace process faced the best of circumstances, which it does not. He made no mention of the militant Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip and refuses to accept Israel’s right to exist.

Read the full transcript.
Pdt Obama Remarks at Millennium Development Goals at United Nations on 23 Sept. 2010

Enhanced by Zemanta

Related posts:

  1. The Role of Law in Development for the African Continent from a Development Agency Perspective AFBD| 21 April 2010| BAD| The African Development Bank (AfDB)...
  2. Remarks by the President at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize (Photos) cameroonwebnews.com| December 10, 2009 | cameroonwebnews.com Today, President Obama received...
  3. President Obama to Young African Leaders: “50 Years From Now, When You Look Back…” This afternoon the President held a town hall with 115...
  4. Obama Administration Planning 50th Anniversary Festivities to Honor ‘Significant Gains’ AllAfrica.com|3 July 2010|Allafrica.com| Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama will...

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

Comments are closed