Near the end of September this year, New York City hosted the 67th United Nations General Assembly. This is the largest meeting of the UN throughout the year, and the best diplomats and leaders are always there. It’s no surprise that President Obama gave a great speech, especially on the heels of the riots, violence, and murder of the US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, which was sparked by the anti-Islamic film that everyone knows about now.
The press doesn’t always do the greatest job covering UN General Assemblies. Oftentimes, the media thinks viewers will be bored with it, but the Assembly is actually very interesting. It gives people an opportunity to see the intricacies involved in politics at a global level. Also, it’s simply amazing and wonderful that the UN has been around for so many years. It’s a very special organization in the history of civilization.
So, here at NaQ we wanted to share some notable quotes with you from President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly:
“The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons.”
“There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There is no video that justifies an attack on an Embassy. There is no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.”
“And today I promise you this – long after these killers are brought to justice, Chris Stevens’ legacy will live on in the lives he touched. In the tens of thousands who marched against violence through the streets of Benghazi; in the Libyans who changed their Facebook photo to one of Chris; in the sign that read, simply, ‘Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans.’”
Hopefully you enjoyed some of those. Feel free to read all of Obama’s speech on the internet too!