President of the 74th General Assembly, Mr. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, while addressing world leaders at the opening of the UN General Debate in New York stated that through proper sharing of ideas and functional partnership social challenges can be overcome.
Bande also called for the promotion of international peace and security.
“The promotion of international peace and security is at the heart of the work of the United Nations.
“We must continue to strengthen the Organisation by ensuring that its peace and security architecture is appropriate for the 21st century, particularly making a priority of prevention. Drivers of conflict such as poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, lack of access to education and employment opportunities, must be tackled head-on. Through proper sharing of ideas and functional partnerships, we can address them successfully.’’ he said. (NAN)