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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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September 25, 2012

President Obama addresses the UN General Assembly

President Obama and other world leaders are in town this week for the 67th United Nations General Assembly.  I had the opportunity to join the President and others in the opening of the General Debate this morning.  Below is President Obama's speech.


Office of the Press Secretary

Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters

New York, New York

10:22 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman:  I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.

Chris ...

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June 18, 2012

New U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa

Below is a press release from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on the new U.S. strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa.  The release links to the new policy.



USUN PRESS RELEASE #146                                                                                June 15, 2012
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the New U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, June 15, 2012

The United States and Africa face enormous opportunities and challenges in the 21st century—and thanks to President Obama’s U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, we are in a stronger position to meet ...

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September 20, 2011

United Nations General Assembly is underway

The United Nations General Assembly continued today.  United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook met with religious leaders to dialouge about her work within the Obama administration.  I had the pleasure to meet with Ambassador Johnson Cook today.  The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations looks forward to working closely with Ambassador Johnson Cook's office to support religious freedom around the world.

President Obama made two statements today, one on partnerships and the other on the situation in Libya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made a statement on the role of women in ...

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September 19, 2011

UN General Assembly Begins

The 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway.  Today, delegates focused their attention on non-communicable diseases.  The President of Kenya explained to the General Assembly actions being taken to address these diseases in his country.  Over the next days, other heads of state including U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive in New York to address the General Assembly. 

For more information, visit:

United Nations News Service

CNN: UN General Assembly: A Viewers Guide

UN Webcast

Stay tuned to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Facebook and Twitter accounts for up-to-date information.

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April 18, 2009

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq

Christian Peace Witness for Iraq invites Christians from across the country to gather in Washington, DC, on April 29-30 for a time of worship and nonviolent witness to mark the end of the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency....

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