World leader speeches you missed

A slide show of General Assembly addresses that didn't make the headlines

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    World leader speeches you missed

    Newly elected Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki vowed to control hard-line Islamic fundamentalists in his country.

    World leader speeches you missed

    Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi, told the U.N. he "will not rest" until the civil war in Syria ends.

    World leader speeches you missed

    British P.M. David Cameron promised to follow through on commitments to increase British aid to developing countries.

    World leader speeches you missed

    Japanese P.M. Yoshihiko Noda provoked an enraged response from China when he told the U.N. that the contested Diaoyu Islands were an "integral" part of Japan.

    World leader speeches you missed

    Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe drew American ire when, in decrying the death of Moammar Gadhafi, he compared the killing to that of U.S. Ambassor to Libya Christopher Stevens.

    World leader speeches you missed

    Spain's P.M., Mariano Rajoy, facing widespread unrest against his government's new austerity budget, reaffirmed Spain's commitment to the U.N. and desire to serve on the Security Council.

    World leader speeches you missed

    Like at the RNC, empty chairs played a significant role. Leaders from Russia, China, Germany and Turkey skipped the meeting, prompting questions about the U.N.'s relevance in today's technologically connected world.

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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