Special Coverage

United Nations General Assembly, New York
September, 2009 - 64th Annual Session

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News coverage, highlights and new developments continue here including additional videos, articles and more.

President Barack Obama, Video: In his first address to the UN General Assembly on, U.S. President Barack Obama told world leaders that he was aware of the expectations that accompanied his Presidency – rooted in a discontent with a status quo that had allowed people to be increasingly defined by their differences and outpaced by their problems.

Col. Muammar Gadhafi, Video: In his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly, Muammar Al-Gadhafi, Leader of the Revolution of Libya, speaking also on behalf of the African Union, gave a wide ranging address to the world body.

Al Jazeera Interview with Col. Muammar Gadhafi, Video
Col. Gadhafi answered questions regarding his UN speech, the African Union, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other topics.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Video: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed to the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2009. Among the topics addressed were the evils of "unbridled capitalism", the end of the age of empires and the continued oppression against the Palestinian people.

President Hugo Chávez Video: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez delivered a spirited address at the 2009 United Nations General Assembly. The popular Venezuelan leader outlined his thoughts on the recent coup in Honduras and the global "ideological warfare currently under way".

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh addressed the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2009. He expressed the relevancy of global collaboration but condemned the exploitation of Africa's natural resources by multinational corporations in the name of globalization. He stated that the UN must come to the rescue of Africa otherwise we Africans stand ready to liberate ourselves from eternal bondage at any cost.

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