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They said it: Leaders at the hybrid UN, in their own words

They said it: Leaders at the hybrid UN, in their own words
Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That’s what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year.

Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That’s what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year.

And each year, certain voices dominate. 这里, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts — delivered in pre-recorded speeches or from the rostrum at the United Nations after a yearlong pandemic break — from leaders who might have not captured the headlines and airtime on Tuesday, the first day of the 2021 debate.

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“The difference between 1.5 degrees and 2 degrees is a death sentence for the Maldives

— IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH, president of Maldives

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“Simply put, our common task is saving our planet. Previously, 这 Earth was whispering but now she is screaming that she cannot hold us any longer, that humankind is too heavy a burden to carry. Saving the planet is not a promise we make today for our successors to implement it later.”

— ZUZANA CAPUTOVA, president of Slovakia

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“It is not just for climate that there is no Planet B. It is for everything.”

— MARCELO REBELO DE SOUSA, president of Portugal

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非洲 does not need charity. … Africa needs constructive, win-win partnerships.”

— FELIX-ANTOINE TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO, president of Democratic Republic of the Congo

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“When hail or frost strikes, Swiss winegrowers help each other, and they call on the insurance funds which they have paid into. When a crisis affects entire regions, or even the planet, solidarity must be global and solutions common.”

— GUY PARMELIN, president of Switzerland