Which Issues Should Top This Year's United Nations General Assembly Agenda?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 10, 2010
Secretary Clinton Addressing the United Nations

The 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opens on Tuesday, 14 September 2010.

Each year, between September and December, representatives from all 192 member nations meet for intensive discussion and deliberation on a broad range of international issues. Major topics at last year's UNGA included nuclear nonproliferation, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, development, and women's rights.

Which issues should top this year's UNGA agenda?

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James M.
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Idaho, USA
September 11, 2010

James M. in Idaho writes:

Why are criminals like this woman allowed to abuse others and run free while hiding behind and abusing the laws of our land-she has been committing felony crimes against us for 4 years,we are still seeking justice against this criminal, who should be put in prison for all she has done to us and many others-
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maurice m.
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Tennessee, USA
September 11, 2010

Maurice M. in Tennessee writes:

Police Murder of Black American Aiyana Jones 7yrs old killed by Detroit MI police

Jeff B.
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Texas, USA
September 10, 2010

Jeff B. in Texas writes:

The United Nations needs to focus on two primary issues: the need to move forward on genuine nuclear disarmament and the need to strengthen and democratize its own insititutions, particularly by creating a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in which the delegates are directly elected rather than appointed by the governments.

Timothy R.
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District Of Columbia, USA
September 10, 2010

Timothy R. in Washington, DC writes:

nuclear weapons issues: N. Korea, Iran

armstrong
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United Kingdom
September 11, 2010

Armstrong in the United Kingdom writes:

I have a big bone to pick with this one. First of all thank you for allowing the space to type this.

This time nobody walks out of this General Assembly. I was so cross, that some leaders, took it upon themselves to walk out. How rude is that..You do not get paid to walk out while other leaders are speaking. I was totally disgusted last year. Grow up and try to have more respect and listen to everyone, whether one likes them or not.

Reminder: Who pays the leaders wages? So, keep seated, thank you.

Mark H.
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Tennessee, USA
September 11, 2010

Mark C.H. in Tennessee writes:

Peace in Sudan. The multiple security crises must be resolved to prevent further genocide and death.

AlbertoCarlos D.
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Panama
September 11, 2010

Alberto C.D. in Panama writes:

I would like for the members of such distinguished Organization to consider the following. I would like to propose that ilicit drugs be legalized. I base this proposal on the experience that the United States lived during the time of prohibition. Once liquor was accesible to everyone who wished to consume it. The gangster bands and crime was reduced considerably. Legalize drugs, tax them, create special clinics for monitoring consummers supported by the tax money applied to them and part of the multimillion budgets used now a days to combat its traffiquing, marketing and use. And I feel this could result in a positive direction to head in reducing many of the social problems mining the world today.

Nell O.
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Connecticut, USA
September 11, 2010

Nell O. in Connecticut writes:

SUDAN! SUDAN! SUDAN! DRC! DRC! DRC!

Bob B.
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Kentucky, USA
September 11, 2010

Bob B. in Kentucky writes:

Sudan, genocide

Sandra H.
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United States
September 11, 2010

Sandra H. in the U.S.A. writes:

Sudan, Darfur, and the refugee camps that Darfuris have lived in for 7 years.

Katie-Jay S.
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California, USA
September 11, 2010

Katie-Jay S. in California writes:

Please address peace, protection, and justice in Sudan.

kevin b.
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North Dakota, USA
September 11, 2010

Kevin B. in North Dakota writes:

The UN needs to be vigilant in Sudan -- a peaceful referendum, improved conditions in Darfur.

The Ogaden region of Ethiopia needs much more attention and discussion. The Somali people of that region suffer the same kind of persecution as the Darfurians.

Patrick
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Maryland, USA
September 11, 2010

Patrick in Maryland writes:

There is one Issue that should be near the top. That is how can we best deal with world Natural Disasters? Like EarthQuakes,Floods and things that go Bump in the Night.:)
I meam,how can counties be ready or prepare for the next Nature Disaster too, work together better?

Syrian P.
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Syria
September 11, 2010

SNP in Syria writes:

How to dissolve this criminal organization.

Tim
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Connecticut, USA
September 11, 2010

Tim in Connecticut writes:

I hope the General Assembly addresses the ongoing crisis in Sudan, particularly the need for peace and justice in Darfur. Just as importantly, the United Nations needs to act to assure that the upcoming referenda in January will conducted peacefully and that the results will be respected by all parties. The United Nations needs to work with all of the people of Sudan to prevent a return to civil war which would result in millions of deaths in Sudan. This is a war world leaders can prevent.

Jas
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United Kingdom
September 11, 2010

Jas in the United Kingdom writes:

I invite the UNGA to look at the case of Mr Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan in 1990.

Mr Sarabjit Singh's conviction is safe.
There has been a gross abuse of Mr Sarabjit Singh's rights under the UN Covention on Human Rights and the Vienna Convention.

Both the governments of both India and Pakistan are using this case as a political football at the cost of Mr Sarabjit Singh's life. This is a humantarian case. Mr Sarabjit Singh has been bullied by the State of Pakistan.

Our troops are being sacrificed in the region in the name of democracy and belief in human rights. We donate so much aid and investment to Pakistan and yet nobody seems to be in a position to force them to address their record on human rights and recognise the rule of law.

Mr Sarabjit Singh's two daughters, his wife, and his sister and campaigner, have been denied visas to visit him in prison in Pakistan.

In the 20 years of incarceration, the family have been allowed to met with Mr Sarabjit Singh for a total period of 48 minutes only.

I hope that UNGA will address this matter. Thank you.

Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
September 11, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

Keep the pressure on when it comes to Nuclear Weapons and prevent third world rogue Nations from obtaining these deadly weapons.

Ron
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New York, USA
September 12, 2010

Ron in New York writes:

UN Reform....

All UN agenda items are impossible to move in the current context of Pay-to-Play.

The Golden UN Rule: He who has the gold makes the Rules.

Whatever happened to UN Reform?

carmen p.
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New York, USA
September 12, 2010

Carmen P. in New York writes:

international cooperative action to bring Bashir to justice at the ICC and full implementation of the US comprehensive policy on Sudan

Richard S.
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Michigan, USA
September 12, 2010

Richard S. in Michigan writes:

Number one (#1) issue for this year’s United Nations General Assembly Agenda ought to be an international commitment to focus a world-wide effort to double, triple and/or even quadruple law enforcement task-forces, non-profits and civilian neighborhood watch groups for the purpose or purposes of working together to end/stop “Illegal Weapons, Drug and Human Trafficking.” Take-Out the dealers and/or suppliers who fund/feed the dirty money to support ongoing criminal activities, gangs and terrorists found in or around every corner, nook and cranny in the world without exception.

The health, safety and welfare of our entire planet ought to concern the UN from the perspective of what is going on in each and everyone’s own backyard. More importantly, the focus seems like while some issues on the agenda merit further discussion, the growing demise and/or destruction of humankind is spreading beyond control without relief or resolve. There must be a commitment by all 192 World-Leaders at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly beginning Tuesday, 14 September 2010, to fight “Illegal Weapons, Drug and Human Trafficking” before we all die trying to save our loved-ones, friends and neighbors around the globe.

Thank you for your anticipated response.

Ole
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New York, USA
September 12, 2010

Ole in New York writes:

the primary one should be nuke ambitions of Iran. and not just nuke ambitions, but the ongoing blatant human rights abuses there. the regime ruling in that country is illegitimate, and needs to be told so.
however, since it has powerful allies in Russia and China, those should also be taken to the task, moreover that their support for other criminal regimes, besides the Iranian one, is also well documented. The situation with ecology, human rights, artistic freedoms, political liberties, corruption etc in current Russia is especially disgusting. using the opportunity, i call on Secretary Clinton to oppose both Russia's acceptance into WTO, and plans for ratification of the START-2 treaty by the Congress. contrary to the much respected Defense Secretary Gates, i believe we got no ways of making sure Russians won't cheat us, nor do i think this treaty is necessary in general.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
September 12, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

Member states should recertify as charter members of the UN, and rededicate themselves to its founding principals. And those failing to do so in practice over the years gets them an escort out of the building permanently till a new government is formed in their nation that can.

Folks want to expand the Sec. Council, fine. It will make no difference if you let nations like North Korea intimidate the council with threats of nuclear war.

Try getting rid of nations like Iran that do nothing but actively work aghainst the UN's core values and you may have a smaller UNGA, but a much more effective org. overall.

As long as a nation is chanting "death to..(another member state or states)" then who needs them in the house anyway?

Let us as "Host Nation" redefine the parameters of being a good host to sanity.

Here you have SNP's sentiment that it's a "criminal org." and should be dissolved, well I say cut out the criminal terrorist element in the UN and that would be a good start to preserve the UN as an instituition.

And if folks are unwilling? I think the UN should start looking for a new Host Nation.

I'm (as a citizen)personally sick of being witness to these United States issuing visa to terrorist mouthpieces, genocidal fugitives from justice, and unelected idiots that don't give a damn about their people.

I think we are getting an education about letting "pissed off preachers" puke on civilization and issue threats of burning a hjoly book.

By what right of "freedom of speech" do they get to disturb the peace of nations? So take that question to the international fora and weld it into people's conciousness.

Here we have in the UN "safe haven" for sponsors of terror and genocide, and every ill mankind is beset with.

A tower of babbling inaction and high toned hypocracy.

And yet it's the best humanity can produce to maintain civilization with, among all of us?

Please spare me being witness to this injustice and either turn the building into a homeless shelter for out of work Americans, or get serious about reforming the UN.

This would be the first thing on my "to do" list if I was Sec general Ban ki Moon because if folks want to be successfull at the rest of what the UN does, it's the only way to see it happen.

I think the institution of the UN to be so important that if everyone else thinks it is, why haven't people cleaned house long ago?

Why does anyone who claims to lead a responsible nation continue to put up with this?

No wonder the world is in such a mess.

Dipnote Bloggers asked a good question with this, and the US gov. got this as answer...that if implemented, they'll end up thanking me for in the long run for telling it like it is.

You want reform? You know what to do.

Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
September 12, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

I agree @ Ole in New York, corruption is the "DEVILS EYE" people that embelish in corruption will be sought out. There will always be a balance between "Good and Evil" Good people of the world always have it tough, the people who follow the evil ways, the Lord has a plan for them. In reference to the country of Iran, the United Nations is still too soft on this country.

Lauren F.
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Oregon, USA
September 12, 2010

Lauren F. in Oregon writes:

Peace and protection for Darfur refugees in Sudan. Arrest of Bashir. DRC. DRC. DRC.

OysterCracker
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United States
September 12, 2010

O.C. in the U.S.A. writes:

With the recent discovery of British troops trafficking heroin, I'd like to see a concerted effort to stop government sponsored drug dealing and the continued "business as usual" acceptance of money laundering by multinational banks. Stop the charade and tell the world the truth about who the top drug dealers really are.

susanne d.
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New York, USA
September 13, 2010

Susanne D. in New York writes:

I would like to see the UN GA Agenda covering sustainable livelihoods approach, peace, foreign adoption: ethics, wiki leaks, torture, substance use disorder, stopping corruption, human trafficking, overflowing prison systems.

I am moderating IFSLA - Interdisciplinary forum on the sustainable livelihoods approach on facebook "http://www.facebook.com/susanne.duque?ref=profile#!/group.php?gid=151835..."

Adam
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Israel
September 13, 2010

Adam in Israel writes:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned peace in the Middle East yet. Have we already given up hope for Israel & Palestine to reach an agreement?!

joe
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Texas, USA
September 13, 2010

Joe in Texas writes:

war crimes in iraq.

Yasmin
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Canada
September 13, 2010

Yasmin in Canada writes:

Iran's brutality, oppression, and mistreatment of dissidents which has been elcipsed by the Nuclear issue. The nuclear "threat" only hit the headlines, as Iran's barbarity towards peaceful protestors was coming to light. This was engineered by that regime to distract; and it worked. I (and Iranians) would have supported the sanctions, had they been imposed due to HR abuses. As it is, I don't support the sanctions. You have sent the wrong message: you are toast if you don't abide by our wishes, versus, you are toast if you brutalize. How would they have explained the sanctions to their population without discussing the repression? Also, if you want to kill the Green movement, continue the "attack Iran" threat. And if you or Israel does in fact attack, you might as well build a buble on Iran to contain the aftermath. And most Iranians will have no choice but to abandon the Greens, and condemn the the attack.

Caroline L.
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California, USA
September 13, 2010

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