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26 September 2015



26 September 2015
GA/11690

Sustainable Development, Climate Finance Take Centre Stage as General Assembly Opens Annual Debate

Seventieth Session, 7th, 8th & 9th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

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Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, said the international community had adopted a series of sublime goals over the decades to ensure peace and prosperity.  However, the people of the State of Palestine were suffering for 67 years, more than 50 of them under occupation.  Blockades, repression and discriminatory policies had only exacerbated collective agony and pain in the West Bank and Gaza.  The achievement of the post-2015 Agenda therefore depended on ending the occupation.

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GILA SALEH ESSA GWAIDER, Acting Head of State of Libya, ...Noting that the 2030 Agenda was based on the principle of leaving no one behind, he stressed that the Palestinian people were still living under foreign occupation and asked how they could aspire to achieve sustainable development under those conditions.  

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RAMI HAMDALLAH, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, said the international community had adopted a series of sublime goals over the decades to ensure peace and prosperity.  The people of the State of Palestine were suffering for 67 years, more than 50 of them under occupation, defying international legitimacy.  The occupying Power had systematically destroyed the economic infrastructure that should have worked to raise the living standards of the Palestinian people.  Blockades, repression and discriminatory policies had only exacerbated collective agony and pain in the West Bank and Gaza.  The achievement of the post-2015 Agenda therefore depended on ending the occupation and agony of the Palestinian people.

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IYAD AMEEN MADANI, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said the goals of the OIC were in line with those of the United Nations.  As the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations, the role and scope of the OIC had expanded from a predominantly political domain to include many aspects of human life and the well-being of people.  The OIC of today dealt with issues including education, science, technology, food security, disease and epidemics, energy, water and sanitation, human rights and others.  With conflicts and instability affecting many regions, the OIC envisioned its role as an effective agent for peace and development in the Muslim world and beyond.  The organization was currently engaged in devising a successor programme to the Ten-Year Programme of Action, which would conclude in December.  The action programme for 2016-2025 focused on priority areas including: peace and stability; Palestine and Al-Quds; poverty alleviation; trade, investment and finance; employment; infrastructure and industrialization; climate change and sustainability; and others.  That plan was in general harmony with the broad United Nations approaches and strategies.

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