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Here, we outline some of the most notable speeches from the session of the UN General Assembly, and highlight the important, global issues they raise.

03.12.1990-12.09.1997 President Mary Robinson, Ireland   In 1969 she was appointed Professor of Law, 1970-90 she was Labour-senator. She did not run for re-election. From 1997 she has been Assistant Secretary General and United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. Mother of two children. (b. 1944-).

03.12.1990-12.09.1997 President Mary Robinson, Ireland In 1969 she was appointed Professor of Law, 1970-90 she was Labour-senator. She did not run for re-election. From 1997 she has been Assistant Secretary General and United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights. Mother of two children. (b. 1944-).

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only met once, on March 26, 1964 when both were attending Senate hearings for the Civil Rights Bill. #TodayInBlackHistory by GoodFactor

Rosa Parks and Dr Martin Luther King jr 1955 Civil Rights Leaders African American History Black & White Photography Photo Print

25.07.2007-25.07.2012 President Pratibha Patil, India Member of the Government of Maharashtra 1967-78 and 1982-85 as Deputy Minister, Public Health, Prohibition, Tourism, Housing and Parliamentary Affairs 1967-72, Minister of Social Welfare 1972-74, Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare 1974-75, Minister of Prohibition, Rehabilitation and Cultural Affairs 1975-76, Minister of Education 1977-78, Minister of Urban Development and Housing 1982-83 and Minister of Civil Supplies and Social…

25.07.2007-25.07.2012 President Pratibha Patil, India Member of the Government of Maharashtra 1967-78 and 1982-85 as Deputy Minister, Public Health, Prohibition, Tourism, Housing and Parliamentary Affairs 1967-72, Minister of Social Welfare 1972-74, Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare 1974-75, Minister of Prohibition, Rehabilitation and Cultural Affairs 1975-76, Minister of Education 1977-78, Minister of Urban Development and Housing 1982-83 and Minister of Civil Supplies and Social…

07.04.2011-07.04.2016 President Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo  She was Deputy Chief of Police of Kosovo with rank of Major General at the time of her election. Married to Astrit Kuçi. (b. 1975-)

President Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo She was Deputy Chief of Police of Kosovo with rank of Major General at the time of her election. Married to Astrit Kuçi.

08.07.1999-08.07.2007 President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvia  Born in Latvia and grew up in refugee camps in Germany, went to school in French Morocco, University studies in Canada. Retired from the Universite de Montreal in 1998, after being a professor of psychology there since 1965 and involved in various scientific and administrative committees, among others as Vice-Chairperson of the Science Council of Canada. She moved to Latvia as Director of the newly created Latvian Institute in…

08.07.1999-08.07.2007 President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvia Born in Latvia and grew up in refugee camps in Germany, went to school in French Morocco, University studies in Canada. Retired from the Universite de Montreal in 1998, after being a professor of psychology there since 1965 and involved in various scientific and administrative committees, among others as Vice-Chairperson of the Science Council of Canada. She moved to Latvia as Director of the newly created Latvian Institute in…

"I beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed. Not just for me, but for the whole United States."- Julia, age 11, reads the letter she wrote to President Obama asking asking him what we can do to reduce gun violence: http://wh.gov/now-is-the-time

When President Obama announced the concrete plan he was putting forward to reduce gun violence, he shared the stage with four of the young people who wrote h.

30.12.2002-04.02.2004 Acting President Natasa Micic, Serbia   As President of the Assembly since 2001, she became Acting President since the attempt to elect a President failed twice. She continued her duties as Chairperson of the Parliament.  (b.1965-).

Acting President Natasa Micic, Serbia As President of the Assembly since she became Acting President since the attempt to elect a President failed twice. She continued her duties as Chairperson of the Parliament.

11.03.2006-11.03.2010 Executive President Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Chile 11.03.2014- Executive President  2000-02 Minister of Health and 2002-04 Minister of Defence. Her father, a general, was killed by the Pinochet dictatorship. Her boyfriend was also detained, tortured and disappeared. She and her mother were also detained and tortured and afterwards lived in exile in Australia and East Germany. She returned to Chile in 1979 and worked for various NGOs helping children of the tortured and…

11.03.2006-11.03.2010 Executive President Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Chile 11.03.2014- Executive President 2000-02 Minister of Health and 2002-04 Minister of Defence. Her father, a general, was killed by the Pinochet dictatorship. Her boyfriend was also detained, tortured and disappeared. She and her mother were also detained and tortured and afterwards lived in exile in Australia and East Germany. She returned to Chile in 1979 and worked for various NGOs helping children of the tortured and…

01.01.2012 President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Sclumpf, Switzerland    Councillor of Finance and Military of Graubünden 1998-2007, Vice-President of the Government 2000 and 2004 and President of the Government 2001 and 2005, Federal Councillor of Justice and Police 2008-10 and Councillor of Finance from 2010 and Vice-President in 2011. (b. 1956-).

01.01.2012 President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Sclumpf, Switzerland Councillor of Finance and Military of Graubünden 1998-2007, Vice-President of the Government 2000 and 2004 and President of the Government 2001 and 2005, Federal Councillor of Justice and Police 2008-10 and Councillor of Finance from 2010 and Vice-President in 2011. (b. 1956-).

11.11.1997-11.11.2011 President Mary McAleese, Ireland   Professor of Law and 1993-97 Pro-chancellor of University of Belfast, the first person from Northern Ireland to be elected President of Ireland. During the 1997-elections 5 candidates were female and there was only one token male candidates finishing a distant last. 2004 she was returned unopposed for a second term. (b. 1951-).

11.11.1997-11.11.2011 President Mary McAleese, Ireland Professor of Law and 1993-97 Pro-chancellor of University of Belfast, the first person from Northern Ireland to be elected President of Ireland. During the 1997-elections 5 candidates were female and there was only one token male candidates finishing a distant last. 2004 she was returned unopposed for a second term. (b. 1951-).

20.01.2001-30.06.2010 Executive President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, The Philippines   As executive GMA is also Head of the Cabinet. 1987-1989 she was Assistant Secretary and 1989-92 Undersecretary of Trade and Industry and Senator 1992-98. Secretary of Social Development and Welfare 1998-2000 and The President charged her with the leadership of the Cabinet Meetings. In 2000 she resigned from her cabinet-post after President Estrada was accused of accusations. In January 2001 he was forced to…

20.01.2001-30.06.2010 Executive President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, The Philippines As executive GMA is also Head of the Cabinet. 1987-1989 she was Assistant Secretary and 1989-92 Undersecretary of Trade and Industry and Senator 1992-98. Secretary of Social Development and Welfare 1998-2000 and The President charged her with the leadership of the Cabinet Meetings. In 2000 she resigned from her cabinet-post after President Estrada was accused of accusations. In January 2001 he was forced to…

14.11.1994-19.11.2005 Executive President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka   Vice-President 1984-86 and President of Sri Lanka Maha Jana Party 1984-86, Leader of United Socialist Alliance 1988 and since 1993 Leader of People’s Alliance and Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, 1993-94 Chief Minister of the Colombo Province and in a few months in 1994 Prime Minister. As Executive President she was also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and held the Portfolio of Defence…

14.11.1994-19.11.2005 Executive President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka Vice-President 1984-86 and President of Sri Lanka Maha Jana Party 1984-86, Leader of United Socialist Alliance 1988 and since 1993 Leader of People’s Alliance and Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, 1993-94 Chief Minister of the Colombo Province and in a few months in 1994 Prime Minister. As Executive President she was also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and held the Portfolio of Defence…

5. Aung San Suu Kyi, politician/Nobel Peace Prize winner  HOW COME I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HER THIS LADY IS A BAMF

51 Seriously Badass Ladies Who Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman

Aung San Suu Kyi, politician/Nobel Peace Prize winner "If you're feeling helpless, help someone.

Lech Wałęsa (1943 - ) is a Polish politician, trade-union organizer, philanthropist and human-rights activist. A charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity, the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. Photo shown : with Nancy Brimhall

Lech Walensa, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Nancy Brimhall

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