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17 Sep, 2011

New General Assembly PresidentCall to Action on United Nations to ‘Rethink’ Way It Does Business

“We come together at a critical juncture,” said the incoming General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser, as he opened the 193‑member body’s sixty-sixth session with a call to action on the United Nations to rethink the way it did business in the wake of ongoing global economic turmoil, popular protests that were upending once-stable Governments and the seemingly unending raft of natural hazards and man-made disasters.

“The sands are shifting. We have before us a unique opportunity to shape, change and ensure that our next chapter will be safer for the most vulnerable, more prosperous for those in need and kinder to planet Earth,” said Mr. Al‑Nasser of Qatar as he issued a strong call on Member States to evince the courage, wisdom and tenacity to work together in the search for creative and visionary solutions to today’s vexing challenges.

via ‘The Sands Are Shifting,’ Says New General Assembly President, Opening Sixty-Sixth Session with Call to Action on United Nations to ‘Rethink’ Way It Does Business.