Obama at UNGA: We shouldn’t forget about ethic and religious contradictions

Source : 112 Ukraine

He said UN member states needed to remain strong in their values
23:15, 20 September 2016

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The US President Barack Obama delivered his final speech to the UN General Assembly stressing on the need of greater integration between nations in the face of global insecurity. He stated that they can’t ignore the inequality between the countries and shouldn’t forget about ethic and religious contradictions. The address of Barack Obama was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"When a terrorist group enslaves and takes hold of men, women, and children it is global problem... they encourage hostility between nations" and the "clash of civilizations". He said UN member states needed to remain strong in their values. "We need to stop growing anger, prejudice and hostility to different races and religions".

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"There is a real danger in the rise of nationalism, extremism, intolerance in many parts of the world. I am certain responsible leaders need to address these dark moods in our society. Because they are the enemy of mankind."

On the subject of battling IS and resolving the conflicts in the Middle East, Obama said the world “must insist that nations end proxy wars that fuel disorder,” but did not elaborate further. He called on countries "blessed with wealth and benefits of geography" to do more to help refugees find a new home.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is participating in the plenary meeting of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. He addressed a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, urging the international community to support the conflict settlement resolution based on the international law.

Related: Poroshenko meets with Hillary Clinton

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