What Issues Should the U.S. Make a Priority at the United Nations General Assembly?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 18, 2009
United Nations Building

The United Nations 64th General Assembly convenes this month in New York.

Today, Secretary Clinton spoke at the Brookings Institution, where she said: "The United Nations is not only a critical, central institution, but one in which the United States has a lot of equities."What issues should the United States make a priority at the United Nations 64th General Assembly?
 

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palgye
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South Korea
September 21, 2009

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Hi..

Feature of this economic crisis when like domino one collapsed and like was to collapse but,

One like small endurance economic unit reorganized in the global as a matter of continent by and one collapsed and minimized the method which makes the time when confronts thought tried the damage and?

When simply ethic code of the company or the management which is legal will see fails will hang each time, this will not be one method?

yes global, but also local. global is but to be local and to subdivide a little, management (?)With one many sides minimum time from who the scope which starts to be how is where, thinks grasps the thing which will be the help which is considerable.

This situation the biggest problem how many in future was not more than a valence which will know it which is how to where and the fear of necessity came to be more, thinks. The problem is what, comes out not knowing, the solution which has rather only the time when has become disruption does to delay, thinks that now is like that.

The Bill Clinton government which is a same method but is dangerous fire quite skillfully base is, what kind of person is not such, When will see the government of now and base is who will be according to the capital where becomes the fire to be and, will hang and becomes also the heating again confirmed.

To participate very and the remaining strength which is economic to lack. and thank you..(i think, global is very dangerous when we can`t control. i think, the world is change, very close and close)

P.S. "Guatemala food crisis", Thinks that also the food problem every the area must decide the area where will do the duty of the food warehouse. Brazil,Uruguay, Argentina think from South America that is suitable. thank you.

Jim
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Saudi Arabia
September 21, 2009

Jim in Saudi Arabia writes:

Work collectively to help countries who are not in compliance with the Hague Convention on International Adoptions to get into compliance, particularly countries with a high rate of international adoptions who are not...like Viet Nam. This would help to ease the bottleneck of children who are waiting to be placed into families located in developed countries, like the United States.

Marcia
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Idaho, USA
September 21, 2009

Marcia in Idaho writes:

Please focus on the genocide occuring in Darfur and cultivating peace in Sudan.

Joshua
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New York, USA
September 22, 2009

Joshua in New York writes:

So many essential causes to take up, but climate change should be among the top on the list. Just days before the next round of global climate talks, it's a perfect moment for us to give our negotiating team a mandate to help deliver a bold, ambitious, and binding global climate deal in Copenhagen.

Karen
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Florida, USA
September 22, 2009

Karen in Florida writes:

The situation in Honduras merits immediate support of the interim government who is protecting it's judicial right to defend and enforce it's constitution against the manipulation of Chavez's communist doctrine which he is trying to impose by using Mel Zelaya as his puppet. How can the US openly denounce non-democratic elections around the world when it is evidently supporting the fall of democracy in Honduras that will become a reality in a matter of days. I am the niece of ex President Roberto Reina and I know what the liberal party stood for when it was created-my grandmother Dolores Reina de Watson was jailed for seeking women's right to vote. The liberal party represented by Mel Zelaya completely left wing-as you can prove to his live phone calls to Hugo Chavez that have been televised. Why are you so concerned with missile defense in Europe and Asia when a once democratic, pro-U.S., non-hostile country 2,000 miles away is falling on it's knees begging for someone to listen to the truth. Mark my words, Mexico is next and there- Chavez won't have any delays in gaining support from the people to sway the Mexican vote. You have already paved the way for him.

Heather
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United States
September 22, 2009

Heather in U.S.A. writes:

The United Nations General Assembly should include two major topics when it convenes on October 1st. The first major topic should be discussing reducing Iran's nuclear program. Iran has neglected to follow through with its obligations to the international community to allow inspections on its nuclear program, and this poses a threat to international security. Last week President Obama sent a signal to Iran when his administration reconfigured the European missile defense system. Although Iran's nuclear program is not officially on the agenda for the General Assembly meeting, the Iranian government hopes to initiate talks on placing Iran on the world power list. The current six world powers intend to provide political and economic incentives to Iran in exchange for restricting its nuclear program. The second major issue that the General Assembly should make a priority is the issue of war crimes in the Sudan and in Gaza by both Palestine and Israel. The General Assembly should make promoting humanitarian efforts in both areas a top priority on October 1st.

Niemat
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District Of Columbia, USA
September 22, 2009

Niemat in Washington, DC writes:

The US should make ending the genocide in (Darfur)as the top priority by considering the following steps:

1-support justice ansd accountability for crimes committed in Darfur as demanded by Darfurian unanimously, rallying the member states of UNSC to support the ICC to proceed and arrest Albashir

2- new measures for Protection of civilians in Darfur as currently the Violence escalated since last week.as UNAMID is ineffective and biase to the Sudanese Government in many occasions.it its to be effective international troops and international leadership for it is of crucial important.

3-UNSC should set strong measure to stop Sudan's massive violation of Human rigts, combat Violence against women

4- rally the UNSC members to excert more pressure on Sudan to take its rep[responsibility toward darfur and CPA implementation as equally importantissues

Jiesheng L.
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United Kingdom
September 22, 2009

Jiesheng L. in the United Kingdom writes:

The U.S. Should re-orientate itselftwards develoment and truly development. Not deveopment for the means of political or strategic ends, not development for forging of friends and alliances but development so that the global economic arean is balanced. This shold not stop just at the topic of aid but that of trade, proper non economic governance, health, education as well as Climate Change.

Louise
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New York, USA
September 22, 2009

Louise in New York writes:

Top priority should be to Stop the Genocide in Darfur.

How can we stand by and drag our heels, half-a-century after the Holocaust.

Never again. Please act now. Before they're all dead.

Eric C.
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Massachusetts, USA
September 22, 2009

Eric C. in Massachusetts writes:

Please make Darfur and Sudan a priority issue for the UNGA. As Secretary Clinton has said, the UN is a critical, central institution. This is particularly so for the challenge of bringing peace to Darfur and all of Sudan. With the fight in Darfur increasing, threats to humanitarian aid continuing, and a resumption of war in the south looming, we need to focus on Sudan Now.

Matt
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 22, 2009

Matt in Pennsylvania writes:

Israeli/Palestinian peace.

In regards to soft power, would the US be willing to directly link progress on the peace process to funding?

For example, award the Palestinians $25 million for taking certain steps, and award the Israeli's $100 million for stopping settlements.

William
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Maryland, USA
September 22, 2009

William in Maryland writes:

Closer relations with the countries of easter europe. If we do not bring them on our side they will slip back into Russia's grip. A country like Belarus which is right in the middle of things is very important. As it is they are indebted to Russia for large loans so they have to (as would anyone)not bite the hand that feeds them. They are a small country, the size of Kansas. We should do everything we could financially to help a country like this become a great partner in trade and world affairs. It is time to end sanctions on these countries as it only drives them closer to the Soviet Union. Wake up Russia has already annexed parts of Georgia, much like the west letting Nazi Germany have countries without us so much as lifting a finger and that led to WW 2. Please wake up and learn from the past.

Lisa
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Ohio, USA
September 23, 2009

Lisa in Ohio writes:

Cooperation,In order to suceed in making the survival of the human species possible, a change is necessary, Good luck getting around our outdated constitution and fanatic religious sects. I belive only shame can change a mindset. The facts are as such, always have been. Trading places with Eddie Murphy is a good example,. Even Glenn Beck responds to it. GWB not so much. If you can shame a nation,you can change it. It's what makes our President Obama such a force in the world. And it's worked wonders in religious communities. Such a force, as shame, embodies the hope that the masses require to wake-up thier conscience.

The United States has the duty to change, even reverse recent decisions made by GWB's Admin. The populous will screech, pay attention, for the ones who scream the loudest are the ones standing in the way of our very survival. I belive a great risk is in order to survive, fear is our greatest enemy and what keeps us in a rut. Humanity requires 4 basic things, food,h2o,shelter from the storm, and the ablity to work 4 hours and think. I don't find many who r willing to do the last 2. And Mother Nature don't give what she don't get in return. Right now I'm thinking about Volcanic eruptions and the likelihood of a fast frozen future.

Your greatest enemy is Greed, Ignorance & Pride with a healthy dose of fear & anger thrown in for good measure. Focus on the 2nd 1st. Put meters on energy use, get rid of the overflow of chiefs and lets get the indians on the ball, you need a game plan for keeping the greed out of the mix, screen people, set em up to test thier character, take a page out of the lobbiests handbook, but separate the wheat from the chaf before the world kicks our arse. Good-Luck and get ready to be shamed yourselves, don't take it personally, rather as a indicator that we have a problem that needs correcting, cause the world is P.O'd at us, & they have every right to B.

Noreen
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California, USA
September 23, 2009

Noreen in California writes:

I understand the views of many on why they have a hard time accepting the fact that Gadaffi is here in the United Staates, but on the otherhand we are trying to have more communication with other parts of our world. Yes there are people who are angry about past events but those events can not be changed. If we have more communication maybe things in our world would be more peaceful. We in our society have our opinions but in other parts of the world others see some of our views as misunderstood as well.

If Gadaffi was allowed into the United States then he should be given the same rights as others that have come to the United Nation Asembly. The fact that past events enabled many to accept his presence, we should be hopeful that this visit could help communication between Libya and the United States and other countries as well. Many question the laws and views of Libya but the people who live in that part of the world are the only ones that have the right to live our question their own laws. My understanding in our United Staes their are many who do not always agree with our own laws and our President, this is part of life and society.

To clarify what I am trying to say, I feel that if Gadaffi was acccepted to come to the United Sates he should be given a place and comfort while he stays in our country. There are many things that happen in our world, but the fact that this is a historic momment we should make the best of it and listen to all the views of each country and in hopes of change in all our world to make peace not hate. Maybe from this United Nations Assmbly we can find some change,and a little more understanding of the views of each president. I would hope that in years to come there can be much change in hopes of peace and understanding that will help the world accept the views and culture of each part of the world. I only wish that the people of the United States get more help and we the people care about the needs of our own people and leave issues alone that do not pertain to our United States.

Ron
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New York, USA
September 23, 2009

Ron in New York writes:

Afghanistan; the Re-set Button for U.S., and Russia............

A great opportunity for mutual cooperation exists between the U.S., Russia and Afghanistan. It has everything to do with political and economic security and absolutely no down-side. A U.S.-Russia Bi-lateral agreement to seriously ramp up economic development and trade in Afghanistan; with a focus on the minerals, agri-business, gems, and other legal commodities will strengthen our ties, and cut off illicit trafficking into Pakistan and AQI. The proposal to purchase Afghan-Opium for medical purposes; far outweighs carcinogenic spraying....even if most of the Opium were burnt after purchase, it would be far less costly and do far less harm. If we really want to "Re-Set" with Russia, we should focus on the positive, and open the door to other countries in the region to become responsible partners. Stopping terrorism requires ending the funding of terroris groups. Only good governance and mutual cooperation can acheive this goal.

Ron
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New York, USA
September 23, 2009

Ron in New York writes:

Three items:

1- Congratulations to UNESCO Sec. Gen. Bokova

2- Spraying Afghan Poppy will grow Terrorism.

3- Set ethical standards for Member States and UN representatives.

Donna
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California, USA
September 23, 2009

Donna in California writes:

Pleased to note Spokeman Ian Kelley shares same humor as others on length of speech (1.5 hours) by certain individuals at the UN. Trying to research, read, work, and listen, in preparing to take care of business -- sounds like old school days.

Sarah L.
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 24, 2009

Sarah L. in Pennsylvania writes:

Dear President Obama,

As a member of the Darfur Alert Coalition, I believe that the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh should promise peace in the region of Darfur, Sudan. The United States should use every opportunity to galvanize the international community to finally solve Sudan's current crises. We urge you to use the G20 summit as an ideal opportunity to lend the weight of your personal engagement to execute effective policy for Sudan.

-Urge China to restrict the trade of arms to the government of Sudan (GoS). The GoS is actively participating in the destruction of its own population, which has created severe political unrest and will eventually bring about drastic economic instability. Insist that in order for China's trade relations with Sudan to endure successfully, they must be invested in stopping the violence in Darfur.

-Engage Saudi Arabia to use their influence in the Arab League, Middle East and North Africa to dissuade the Government of Sudan from future violent attacks in Darfur that only destabilize the region.

-Engage South Africa to use their status as the leading sub-Saharan African nation to galvanize other African nations to publicly denounce the actions of the government of Sudan.

I believe that sending such messages to these nations at the G-20 summit will attest to the United States' solidarity in the fight against the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and affect positive change in the lives of the Darfuri people. I look forward to your leadership at this critical time.

Sincerely,
Sarah L.

Kristine
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Florida, USA
September 24, 2009

Kristine in Florida writes:

End human trafficking.

Tony
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United States
September 24, 2009

Tony in U.S.A. writes:

Feeding and educating the world's population.

Ron
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New York, USA
September 24, 2009

Ron in New York writes:

A Global Asset Forfeiture Program:

The UN General Assembly to can adopt an agreement to seize and share stolen trillions and make these assets available to meet the needs of billions around the world. In the context of the global financial
crisis, and the failure of our fragmented monetary system, this approach is both right on time and long overdue.

Pedro A.
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Puerto Rico
September 25, 2009

Pedro A. in Puerto Rico writes:

The world is burning almost 11,000,000 tons of oil per day. Not counting coal and trees man is taking out of the mass of the earth with oil alone over 38,000,000,000 tones per year, and displacing it over the atmosphere.

OK, question? What do you think this dislodgement out of the earth's mass is doing to the planet?

Answer: I am no rocket scientist but if you talk with some they will probably agree with me. The displacement out to the atmosphere of the mass of the earth will eventually alter the three distinct movements of the earth. End result = man looking for a new planet to inhabit!

Mark
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Pennsylvania, USA
September 25, 2009

Mark in Pennsylvania writes:

Hillary Clinton is the best S.O.S. we have ever had, smart,one who listens and thinks befor she responds..Knows what is going on.I applaud her big time.Keep up the great work Secretary Clinton

Ari C.
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Virginia, USA
September 25, 2009

Ari C. in Virginia writes:

Dear Colleagues,

"Quickly"...

1) Middle East Security is key this year...No new nuclear powers shall be allowed in the Regon...Full Stop!

2) Getting China & Russia to apply the velvet glove covering an Iron Fist applications where & when needed needs to be front and center therein.

3) Re-Electing the South Korean Harvard Alumnus, Ban Ki- moon, as Secretary General is key also...

Dr. Cole (R-PA)
Team Cole for 2016

donald
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United States
September 25, 2009

Donald in U.S.A. writes:

use force of arms to enforce un resolutions in the mideast

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