🇳🇿 New Zealand – Prime Minister Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, addresses the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 25 September – 01 October 2018).

JACINDA ARDERN, Prime Minster of New Zealand, said that New Zealanders’ empathy and strong sense of justice is matched by their pragmatism. Regardless of its geographic isolation, New Zealand sees itself as a member of the international community, a community whose heart is in the United Nations. She urged that the Organization’s founding principles not be consigned to the history books, noting that the need for multilateralism and collective action has never been greater. States are united by the positive and negative effects of globalization, and amid unprecedented economic growth there still exists a growing sense of insecurity.

It is not surprising to witness a global trend of young people showing dissatisfaction with political systems, she noted. The world now has a generation that will grow up more connected than ever and unsure if jobs they are training for will exist in 20 years. This is a borderless generation, one that is calling for responses to challenges such as climate change. Two weeks ago, at the Pacific Islands Forum, climate change was declared the single biggest threat to security in the Pacific. While action on climate change remains optional, the impact of inaction is not. Any disintegration of multilateralism on the matter is catastrophic.

She also stressed that while international institutions are not perfect, they can be fixed, calling on States to rebuild and recommit to multilateralism. There is a need to rediscover the shared belief in the value of connectedness. International trade, for instance, is helping millions out of poverty while at the same time some see their standard of living sliding. The answer to the problem is not protectionism, she assured, urging States to ensure that the benefits of trade be distributed fairly across societies. It is incumbent on States to build productive, sustainable and inclusive economies.

New Zealand has set itself the ambitious goal of becoming the best place in the world to be a child, she said, adding that focus on nurturing the next generation must be matched with concern over the environment it is inheriting. The Maori community in New Zealand encapsulates this concern through the belief that people are entrusted with the environment and thus have a duty to protect it. The race for economic growth and wealth will make all people poorer if it comes at the cost of the environment. Meeting these challenges calls for United Nations reform, she said, expressing support for the Secretary‑General’s efforts aimed at making the Organization more responsive and effective. It is up to Member States to drive this change.

In an increasingly uncertain world, it is more important than ever to remember the core values of the United Nations, she emphasized, voicing her surprise at the need to have to recommit to gender equality. She said she will never celebrate the gains made by women in New Zealand while internationally other women and girls experience a lack of the most basic of opportunities and dignity; “me too” must become “we too”, she stressed. States face a long list of demands, and in the face of isolation, protectionism and racism they must look outward in the spirit of kindness and collectivism. New Zealand remains committed to do its part to build and sustain international peace and security and to defend an open, inclusive and rules‑based international order based on universal values.

Source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/ga12068.doc.htm


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  1. Exelincy,since when,we aren't horis,they sent indigenous at all,NZ,nothing else,she should look in her own backyard,human rights needs to look at themselves.

  2. New Zealand Primeminister, It's time God judge Int'l.
    1000 Year's for the people, God 1 Day's So God judge this is the last day's 1Cor.15:24- 26 Rev.20:7- 15
    Said God finesh Clean the World.

  3. طيب وش دخل الكريك. [٣٠/‏٦ ٥:٣٢ ص] عادل الشعلان الغامدي: [٣٠/‏٦ ٥:٢٥ ص     .]🔨🕋⚖ عادل حل عادل منصف قال الله تعالى(وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۚ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا (81)الايه. الْحَقُّ
    [٣٠/‏٦ ٥:٢٩ ص] عادل الشعلان الغامدي: قال الله تعالى(وَقُلِ اعْمَلُوا فَسَيَرَى اللَّهُ عَمَلَكُمْ وَرَسُولُهُ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۖ وَسَتُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ عَالِمِ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ فَيُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ (105) الايه.       اعْمَلُوا    .[٣٠/‏٦ ٥:٢٣ ص] عادل الشعلان الغامدي: قال الله تعالى(إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَظْلِمُ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ ۖ وَإِن تَكُ حَسَنَةً يُضَاعِفْهَا وَيُؤْتِ مِن لَّدُنْهُ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا (40)
    الايه  ..  ذَرَّةٍ —–>  عادل منصف .
    [٣٠/‏٦ ٥:٢٦ ص] عادل الشعلان الغامدي: قال الله تعالى(قُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَمَا يُبْدِئُ الْبَاطِلُ وَمَا يُعِيدُ (49)
    الايه.تَمَّتَ  .    نَقِيراً –>قِطْمِيرٍ—> فَتِيلاً—> شَيْئًا —->ذَرَّةٍ—> حَبَّةٍ مِنْ  خَرْدَلٍ .              أَوَ سْلُبْهُمُ الذُّبَابُ   ⚖  الله عادل تَمَّتَ <—حَقُّ—> .                     اشكرك جدا ✊. والشكر اولا وأخيرا لله عز وجل
    [٣٠/‏٦ ٣:٣٨ م] عادل الشعلان الغامدي: قال الله تعالى(مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّهِ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاءُ عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاءُ بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ تَرَاهُمْ ……) الايه. أَشِدَّاءُ  .اشكرك جدا ✊. والشكر اولا وأخيرا لله عز وجل.

  4. قَالَ اللَّهُ تعالى(فَإِذَا انشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَكَانَتْ وَرْدَةً كَالدِّهَانِ) الْآيَة . انشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ — > فَدَخَل الصَّاروخ عَلَى مَرْفَأ بَيْرُوت إبْقَاء شَيْءٌ للقيامه وَكَذَالِك عماير نِيُويُورْك وَفِي أَيِّ وَقْتَ تَجِد السَّمَاءُ تَشَقَّتِ . فَيَدْخُلُ مَا يُبْقِيه اللَّه للقيامه انْتَهَى كَلَامِي أَنَا عَادِلٌ عَبْداللَّه إِبْرَاهِيم الشعلان الْغَامِدِيّ الْعَرَبِيّ الْآدَمِيّ عَرَبِيٌّ الْقُرْآن . وَالشُّكْرُ لِلَّهِ .

  5. قَالَ اللَّهُ تعالى(فَإِذَا انشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ فَكَانَتْ وَرْدَةً  كَالدِّهَانِ) الْآيَة . انشَقَّتِ السَّمَاءُ — > فَدَخَل  الصَّاروخ عَلَى مَرْفَأ بَيْرُوت إبْقَاء شَيْءٌ للقيامه  وَكَذَالِك عماير نِيُويُورْك وَفِي أَيِّ وَقْتَ تَجِد السَّمَاءُ تَنَشَقَّ  فَيَدْخُلُ مَا يُبْقِيه اللَّه للقيامه انْتَهَى كَلَامِي  أَنَا عَادِلٌ عَبْداللَّه إِبْرَاهِيم الشعلان الْغَامِدِيّ  الْعَرَبِيّ الْآدَمِيّ عَرَبِيٌّ الْقُرْآن . وَالشُّكْرُ لِلَّهِ .

  6. JACINDA needs to go on military trial for crimes against humanity, treason, collusion with CCP, genocide, human rights violations! SEND JACINDA TO GITMO NOW!! SHE IS KILLING OUR CHILDREN!! MILLITARY, WHERE ARE YOU???!!!!

  7. The protests against Jacinda's dictatorship are the now becoming some of the largest protests in NZ history.
    Jacinda's approval rating is below 40% and consistently dropping every week.

  8. Jacinda Ardern has proven to be extremely uncaring, unkind, evil, tyrannical bully who gets the cops to beat up old men who do not tow her line.

    We don't want her in New Zealand anymore so how about someone else take her off our hands…. Total free

  9. Fast forward to 2022 and we now know evil Jacinda to be a wolf in sheeps clothing, who has poured more misery and discrimination onto the people, than any before her. The most hated PM this country has ever known.

  10. What a difference a few years make she a wolf in sheeps clothing New Zealand is a dictatorship now ……New Zealand needs her gone we live in a divided nation now created by her.

  11. I have lived my 70 years in Auckland NZ. There has been no observable change in the level of the waters surrounding the city in that period. Seaside properties close to the water are as valuable as ever. Yet Islands in the same body of water, the South Pacific ,are supposedly disappearing below the waves. (@9:00) How can this be? Does water not "find its own level?" When I visited Venice after 30 years, there were also no signs of a rising water level. Yet Venice is known to be slowly sinking and tipping. Surely any small Islands going beneath the waves in the South Pacific, are likewise, sinking?

  12. Jacinda god is watching everything you must have fear of god you are not thinking about those people who are not having visas because of your some reasons and you are not taking any action on it they are suffering alot have not met with their families from couple of years and you are sitting and watching but don't forget god is also watching if god gave you powers then god can take it back remember this don't be a status of rock you must have kind heart do something for them

  13. of course.
    Male and female are equal vote power position at voting day.
    Are all women getting equal pay of equal working?
    Are all women facing critical insecuring situation in home ,office and out home and office on the walking way.?????
    Please help me money mam
    to do this Ph.D study research about the gender quotas and nepali women's political representation and participation in the federal national parliament of nepal??????

  14. Of course.
    climate change is more risk for all human life. it is our common agendas for solution by UNO.
    UN is our common security Umbrell for all human life and development🗻🌏🌋🏔🏞⛱🏝🌍🏕🏜🏡🐒🦄🌎🐐🐂🐃🐷🐫🐗🐖🐆🐅🐈🐺🐒🏡🏔🏝🏝🌍

  15. I bet the people of Ukraine would be greatly saddened and disappointed in her priorities. Not once did she mention that situation or the other horrible human rights issues of China or of the Islamic nations. This was all word salad by a globalists socialist who believes that only governments are authorized to tell us our rights as humans while ignoring great travesties currently happening around the world. Look closer at her ties to China and to the protests in her own country. She is aligned with the elites who restricts travel by her own citizens while she glob trots around the world.


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