Here are some unforgettable UN General Assembly moments:
Fidel Castro, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, spoke for four and a half hours at the UN General Assembly in 1960. This was the longest speech ever given at the General Assembly, and it was a powerful critique of imperialism and inequality.
Nelson Mandela calls for peace and reconciliation in South Africa (1994)
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, spoke at the UN General Assembly in 1994, just a few months after he was elected. In his speech, Mandela called for peace and reconciliation in South Africa, and he urged the world to support the new democracy.
Malala Yousafzai advocates for girls’ education (2013)
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education, spoke at the UN General Assembly in 2013, just two years after she was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy. In her speech, Yousafzai spoke about the importance of education for all girls, and she called on world leaders to ensure that all girls have the opportunity to go to school.
Greta Thunberg warns of the climate crisis (2019)
Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, spoke at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019, when she was just 16 years old. In her powerful speech, Thunberg warned world leaders of the dangers of the climate crisis, and she urged them to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
These are just a few of the many unforgettable moments that have taken place at the UN General Assembly over the years. The General Assembly is a unique forum where world leaders can come together to discuss the most pressing challenges facing humanity. It is a place where voices for change can be heard, and where progress can be made on a wide range of issues, from peace and security to sustainable development and human rights.sharemore_vert