There is a fascination with the illiberal, that is growing all the time. We owe an answer to the 700 million children who live in the regions most exposed to the effects of climate change, who are the victims of floods, drought, rising waters, diminishing resources. What I am saying is that the path of unilateralism leads us directly to withdrawal and conflict, to widespread confrontation between everyone, to the detriment of all - even, eventually, of those who believe they are the strongest. It is these initial results that we must consolidate. Our humanitarian funding will go up by 40%. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. All of us here have inherited a tremendous hope, that of saving future generations from the scourge of war, of building a world order based on law and on keeping promises, of helping humanity move forward towards economic, social and moral progress, with freedom that is increasingly guaranteed. Secondly, we’ll also have to develop the practical details of our action, bring into our field of collective action the major absentees from this hall and from our General Assembly, the major non-state actors who help change the world but who don’t play a sufficient role in reducing the inequalities these transformations bring about. The speech marks a year since the EU poster boy swept to victory in the French presidential elections. If we don’t, what kind of world are we setting up for ourselves? We must go back to the origins of democracy. That is why we must support this African Union initiative and push for better coordination between the African Union and the United Nations. #10.30am: Arrive at Normandy American Cemetery #11.00am: Participate in the 75th Commemoration of D-Day “Macron obviously doesn’t yet understand that the future of Europe will be eurosceptic”. He said: “When you’re in an EU centrist hole, stop digging. We will therefore support the agencies working for a project of peace and humanity: UNESCO – the very conscience of the United Nations –, the Human Rights Council, the International Criminal Court, and UNRWA, for which we will increase our contribution because, let me remind you here, it is simply about enabling hundreds of thousands of children to go to school. When it comes to the great digital transformation, here too it is our duty to stand together to establish contemporary rules that will make it possible to reconcile the development of artificial intelligence with our ethical rules, to guide the digital transformation of our societies. It's the third time since 1948 that a French president has done this. No, we must act! I do not believe this because we are currently experiencing a crisis of the effectiveness and principles of our contemporary world order which will not be able to get back on track or return to how it functioned before. Without being naïve or complacent, but without any posturing, which will certainly be pointless in the end. Even those who dispute the reality suffer the consequences like everybody else. Let’s resolve the crises! We will not give the Libyan people the means to resolve the situation if we remain divided, if Libya becomes the battleground, as it still too often is, for confrontation between foreign influences. This strength must continue to carry us along and dispel all fatalistic approaches. French anti-riot police force CRS officers clash with demonstrators during a protest called by several French unions against the labour law reform in Lyon, on September 12, 2017. Mr Macron added: "Our shared challenge is to make this European democracy live and be alive.". It does not mean deciding on behalf of the Syrian people who should be their leader or agreeing to cover up all of the crimes by allowing this leader to remain until the end of time, on the basis that we no longer have any principles, or, basically, any rights. President Cyril Ramaphosa's full speech below. It is what we did at the beginning of the year in Delhi with the International Solar Alliance. Because after a form of superpower model, we have been experiencing for several years now a new form of global instability, marked by the return of multiple powers. What is generating crises everywhere? My Fellow Countrymen, today marks the 21st day … President Cyril Ramaphosa has the wildly unenviable task of delivering the 2020 State of the Nation Address. All of us here, even those who make a point of criticizing it, benefit from the structuring of the international order that went hand in hand with globalization. It’s a historic sum. Nor do I believe the lies of those who claim, for example, that in Europe and elsewhere they will be stronger if they take shelter behind closed borders. These commitments must be fulfilled under the auspices of the United Nations, with close cooperation from the African Union. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Finally, we must fight – with a passionate sense of urgency – against environmental inequalities. That is what we decided to do together in the UN compact that will be adopted in Marrakesh this December, and which I support. It is with that continent. Common rules adapted to today’s reality that will make it possible to establish the conditions for equal and fair competition, and not, under any circumstances, the bilateral treatment of all our trade disputes or a new form of protectionism. We will support the enlargement of the Security Council in its two categories of members so that its composition reflects contemporary balances and it is strengthened as a place of consultation and not obstruction. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Moving to France - everything you need to know! We have a joint responsibility for peace; it cannot be delegated, cannot be refused, cannot be pre-empted. Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States in January 2017. The agreement brokered in Vienna in 2015. "But there is doubt in a number of European countries. You can see that in each of these crises, the answer was not to leave states on their own, nor to take their place or to tell them from here what the law or solution is, but rather to conscientiously articulate the principle of the sovereignty of peoples, of regional cooperation and of a true commitment by the international community. However the former banker’s ambitious economic reforms have failed to get off the ground and instead the French president has faced strikes as he leads a crackdown on French workers and protests against his leadership. Ladies and gentlemen, at a time when our collective system is breaking down, I must say we have never needed it so much. Here is Donald Trump's schedule for his visit to France today. To be honest, I don’t believe in one great globalized people. Let’s sign no more trade agreements with powers that don’t respect the Paris Agreement. They have led to fears and unbalances.". That is the point of the initiatives being taken in the Lake Chad region, which are also being shepherded by Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon and supported by the African Union. Then let’s go and find it; let’s innovate. They are speaking today. That is the point of the process launched by the African Union to better shoulder its responsibilities through African peace operations. President Cyril Ramaphosa would address the nation tonight at 8pm on the status of COVID-19 prevention measures after a meeting of the National Coronavirus … I propose, on the contrary, that we establish a collective mechanism for working together on what we’re doing, in each of our countries, to reduce inequalities. NHS to hand taxpayer cash DIRECTLY to patients so THEY decide their... How FLIRTY Meghan Markle wooed Harry's tight-knit circle of pals. To all the women whose pay gap with men averages 23% worldwide and up to 40% in rural areas. Home Last night, Ukip’s Nigel Farage told Express.co.uk that Mr Macron should “stop digging”. That is not true. “There is no justification to the anger and all those violent clashes,” Macron insisted in his speech although admitting that the public has “right to indignation.” The president then announced that the “minimal wages will be … increased by €100 ($113) per month” starting in May 2019. Then let’s speed up, let’s adopt together the Paris Agreement’s rules of implementation at COP24 in December. Macron stu… We are currently experiencing a deep crisis of the Westphalian liberal world order that we have known. March 16, 2020 8:19 pm PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced a nationwide lockdown for at least 15 days starting Tuesday at noon, as France steps up its efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus. On this issue, I am ready, and we must be ready, to abandon the dogmas, the long-standing positions, to take new initiatives, provided that this leads to positive changes on the ground. We have made progress on reducing inequalities between our countries, and we have given ourselves the framework for this with the 2030 Agenda for [Sustainable] Development; but the battle is not behind us, it is far from over. People don’t need a lecture, they need a new project providing efficiency. Here too, it is a battle which must bring us together. Our responsibility in the 21stcentury is to end these kinds of violence, from harassment on the street to femicide. In Paris, the Libyans pledged to swiftly hold elections, which will make it possible to reunify state institutions. We must tackle inequalities of destiny. ", Speaking directly to members of the parliament, he said: "You make this European democracy come alive everyday, "This is a democracy that respects individual minorities, fundamental rights which we call liberal democracy.". "This world European democracy is our best chance, the worst mistake would be to give up on our model and our identity. Education and health won’t just be the pillars of our societies in the 21st century; they will be the basic components of our economies too. What will make it possible to resolve the crisis between Israel and Palestine? That’s why – as I announced here last year – I decided to increase France’s official development assistance by €1 billion from 2019. So let’s build new forms of cooperation so as to move forward and take decisions on these fundamental issues. So I say to you very clearly: the century which has begun is watching us, and our children are waiting for us! This is also what we’ll have to do at social level, next year, during the centenary of the International Labour Organization. No, I can’t agree to that, because I come from a country which promoted the declarations that brought us here, because I come from a country which stands up, which has made a lot of mistakes and done a lot of bad things but has, throughout its history and international history, had something universal about it! Let’s work together to combat all these inequalities, but let’s do so in a human way and with the stringency of our principles, our history, passionately driven by our universalism! Yesterday an important step was taken, one that I would like to applaud. Our organization is too often limited to deploring violations of the rights that it had sworn to guarantee. We must also relaunch efforts to fight health inequalities at the international level. Today we cannot act as we did yesterday." It’s we, the leaders, who are responsible. And there is no need to look for those responsible for this disintegration; they are here, in this Assembly. As you see, I believe very strongly that in the face of these rifts, these challenges in the contemporary world order, we can build a new language of action and we must, at the same time, attack the underlying causes that contemporary inequalities represent. Mr President of the United Nations General Assembly. Otherwise there would ultimately be only two solutions. What does this lead to? order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Per capita wealth is 50 times greater in OECD countries than it is in low-income countries. We owe all these fellow citizens an answer. Today we cannot act as we did yesterday.". "We need to build a new European sovereignty, which will give a clear and firm response to our citizens and show we can protect them and reply to what they’re concerned about. > French foreign policy > Speech by French President Emmanuel Macron at the 73rd UNGA, SPEECH OF EMMANUEL MACRON, PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, AT THE 73RD UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY But we will all have to provide an explanation to our peoples and our own children for this growing number of disasters. To deeper inequalities in our societies and to this fracture we are currently experiencing. It is inefficient – as is the case with solar power – for countries with the largest potential and greatest needs to be those with the least access to the appropriate technology. Based on this observation, we essentially have three main paths forward. But so far Mr Macron's plans for the creation of new finance minister, budget and parliament for the Eurozone – an attempt to shore up the 19-member single currency have been slow to get off the ground. Six hundred and twenty million more children in the world will need to be provided with schooling between now and 2030, including 444 million Africans. Isolationism, protectionism. It is not just on that continent that we will collectively win or lose our great battle against inequalities. I have made gender parity in France the great cause of my five-year term, and I issue an appeal here to make this a great global cause with you. Yes, we must tackle present-day inequalities today because they’re at the root of the evil I was denouncing at the beginning of my speech. The heralded breakdown of the Paris Agreement has been averted, because we’ve managed to remain united, despite the American decision to withdraw from it. #Namibia30 - New Era Live #Namibia30 - New Era Live Login / Register to post comment But today it must also help create new coalitions enabling the global collective system to be furthered and rebuilt. This is why I have committed France to this battle to such an extent, it’s why I place so much emphasis on teacher training, vocational education and educational equality between boys and girls. France increased its contribution tenfold. The new equilibrium that we must create must be based on new forms of regional and international cooperation and will, I believe, be based on three principles: firstly, respect for sovereignty, which is at the very foundation of our charter; secondly, the strengthening of our regional cooperation; and thirdly, the provision of more robust international guarantees. Man LOSES leg after being RIPPED APART while swimming, Emmanuel Macron is ploughing ahead with plans to reform the EU, Emmanuel Macron is calling for greater EU integration, Macron launched an attack on members for turning to nationalism. I hope that by the end of the year a resolution can be adopted to that effect. We owe an answer when it comes to the aspirations of the largest number of young people in history, our young people, i.e. French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed an important address to the nation that was to lay out his responses to the yellow vest crisis because of the … It is this same imperative we must champion in the face of the demographic, climate and digital challenges awaiting us, which none of us can confront alone. We must also fight vigorously against gender-linked inequalities. Now we must tackle the deep causes of our imbalances, we must look together at the weaknesses of our international order and – beyond the crises I’ve just mentioned – look at the deep inequalities that have set in. For me, this is the crux of our problem today: what is rekindling nationalism and doubts about our Assembly? It’s at the United Nations first that I want to say this inequalities agenda will be central to the next G7. All those who were marginalized and frustrated by the humiliations they had suffered harboured a despair whose price we are collectively paying today. He said: "People say that people don’t want Europe - they propose yellow brick roads and they want to take theirpeople on an adventure.". Secondly, because our collective capacity to respond to crises is still all too often hampered by divisions in the Security Council. I do not believe this. As you will have understood, in the face of the current imbalances, I do not believe in the law of the strongest even if it were disguised as some form of legitimacy, when in reality it has lost any kind of legality. On all our major challenges, our collective action must also work differently and include dialogue with these new private players and these Internet giants. At the age of 39 he became the youngest president in the history of France and came to power with the promise of major political renewal. I owe it to all those who, a little over 70 years ago, rose up against a barbaric regime which seized my country, France. Thirdly, we must give Africa its full role, to ensure its role is central to the recomposition of the international system. He said: "The context of this speech is really rather special. We’ve honoured the pledge the President of Senegal and I made right here last year; the Global Partnership for Education’s Financing Conference in Dakar in February raised $2.5 billion to improve access to education in the world. But this is also why the fight against inequalities will be the priority of France’s G7 summit presidency in 2019. Mistrust in our societies and the temptation of self-absorption are fuelled by this. Not unilateral initiatives, or ignoring the legitimate rights of the Palestinians to achieve sustainable peace, or underestimating the legitimate right of the Israelis to their security. Let’s commit ourselves clearly and let’s all be equally clear, concrete and coherent. United Nations General Assembly: Speech by President Emmanuel Macron (25.09.18) France and the UK host High-Level UNGA Event on the Rohingya Crisis: Joint Statement (24.09.18) Iran - Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Joint Ministerial Statement (24.09.18) Syria - Joint Statement (New York, 27.09.18) I know, my dear friends, that many people may be tired of multilateralism. Delivering a speech to the EU parliament, Mr Macron accused members of having a "fascination with illiberalism" and said there has never "been a greater responsilbity" for the EU to act. Watch President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address live from 7:00 pm. Today, I have come to address you on the issue of the Corona virus, abbreviated as Covid19. The law of the strongest will only serve to increase frustrations and violence. The active efforts the G7 has already begun to make under Canada’s presidency will have to allow further progress. This year, the G20 in Argentina must give us a credible road map for radically reforming the WTO. The president of France, officially the President of the French Republic (French: Président de la République française), is the head of state and head of executive of France as well as the commander-in-chief of the French Armed Forces.The French presidency is the supreme magistracy of the country, and the president is the holder of the highest office in France. There seems to be a European civil war. Only together can we effectively combat all these inequalities, which have each fractured our societies. But at the same time I believe in a strengthened cooperation taking multiple forms and in the renewed legitimacy of international engagement in this context. Looking forward to watching President Macron of France address a Joint Session of Congress today. No! All together we are strong in the face of terrorism when states can count on their own forces to guarantee their security, and also when that security is based on regional and international solutions, according to the principle I have just elucidated. It is indefensible that 100 million more people will be doomed to extreme poverty by 2030 if we don’t succeed in honouring our commitments to fight global warming. Let’s implement the protocol against HFC gases, which could enable us to reduce the planet’s average temperature by 1ºC by 2050. Therefore, in Syria, we are continuing the fight against Islamist terrorism. "And those that stoke this, this cul-de-sac of nationalism that tore us apart in the past, we must act differently. "We must breathe life into Europe. He was sent to Paris for allegedly developing an intimate relationship with his teacher, Brigitte Auziere, who he later married. "That's the framework which we built up to establish peace. It is unacceptable not to enjoy the same opportunities depending on the country you are born in, not to be able to go to school in some countries because you are a woman, not to have access to basic care. And those people who forget that we owe them all an answer are wrong because they’re preparing for crises tomorrow, the day after, because they’ll leave their successors, because we’ll leave our children in a much worse situation than the one we’re in right now. Ten years ago, when the financial crisis broke out, we took emergency measures but we did not solve the deepest problem, we did not curb the trend towards the hyper-concentration of wealth on our planet and we did not really provide an answer to all those who were left behind by globalization. But this leads to only one thing: an increase in tensions. We have a context of division and doubt in Europe. And in no way will I yield the principle of the sovereignty of peoples to nationalists or to those in the international community who advocate retreating inwards, who want to use the sovereignty of peoples to attack the universality of our values - their strength is what keeps us all here in this room! So let’s comply with the commitments we’ve made. Let’s mobilize sovereign funds which finance this low-carbon policy strategy more heavily. President Trump speaks at 75th D-Day anniversary ceremony in Normandy, France. We will work at the G7 to ensure that the commitments made at COP21 are revised upwards, and if one of the members doesn’t want to move forward, we will move forward even so, going to seek new coalitions, new formats, because the G7’s remit is to remain a united group of countries committed to democracy. We will ensure that by the end of the year at this General Assembly, two-thirds of its members can support the suspension of the right of veto in the event of mass atrocities. The first would be to always choose the lowest common denominator and follow the standards we know; this is what we have done for decades. We owe an answer, my friends, to the 265 million children, more than half of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa, who have no access to schooling; to the girls who enjoy fair access to education in less than 40 percent of all countries. Seventy years after the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights by this Assembly in Paris, cultural, historical, and religious relativism is now calling into question the foundations of their universality. In a few weeks’ time, on 11 November 1918, the Paris Peace Forum will provide an opportunity for a surge in intelligence and courage in order to regain what keeps us here together. 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