United Nations kicks off 70th General Assembly session

NEW YORK – The United Nations officially kicked off it’s 70th general assembly on Tuesday, also marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the organization.

In his first speech as president of the General Assembly, Danish politician Mogens Lykketoft spoke about “an urgent need for action,” and expressed his hope that the new session will be “truly historic” and one of “not just of ground-breaking decisions, but one of much needed concerted action for people and planet.”

Lykketoft, who was appointed to the position after an election in June, has significant political experience serving as the speaker of the Danish Parliament, as well as finance, taxation and even foreign minister in Denmark.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/United-Nations-kicks-off-70th-General-Assembly-session-416360

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