April 25, 2024

Excerpts of Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Joe Biden at the 78th United Nations General Assembly

Excerpts of Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by President Joe Biden at the 78th United Nations General Assembly

“The United States seeks a more secure, more prosperous, more equitable world for all people, because we know our future is bound up with yours. And no nation can meet the challenges of today alone.”
 

 
“Record breaking heatwaves in the United States and China. Wildfires ravaging North America and Southern Europe. A fifth year of drought in the Horn of Africa. Tragic flooding in Libya  that has killed thousands of people. Taken together these snapshots tell an urgent story of what awaits us if we fail to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and begin to climate-proof our world. From day one of my Administration the United States has treated this crisis as the existential threat that it is, not only to us, but to all of humanity.”
 

 
“Russia believes that the world will grow weary and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence.  But I ask you this: If we abandon the core principles of the UN Charter to appease an aggressor, can any member state feel confident that they are protected? If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?
 
“The answer is no. We must stand up to this naked aggression today to deter other would-be aggressors tomorrow.
 
“That is why the United States together with our Allies and partners around the world will continue to stand with the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity – and their freedom.”

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2023/09/19/excerpts-of-remarks-as-prepared-for-delivery-by-president-joe-biden-at-the-78th-united-nations-general-assembly/