UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are quotable quotes from Saturday's general debate of the 66th United Nations General Assembly session:
"Till a few years ago, the world had taken for granted the benefits of globalization and global interdependence. Today we are being called upon to cope with the negative dimensions of those very phenomena. Economic, social and political events in different parts of the world have coalesced together and their adverse impact is now being felt across countries and continents." -- Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India.
"Citizens all over the world expect leadership and a mutual synergy of economy and politics. The Majority of the world population expect economic growth, prosperity and better quality of life. Those living in poverty, millions of people without jobs, without water, without food expect real answers, quick action and results from political leaders." -- Iveta Radicova, the prime minister of the Slovak Republic.
"Prosperity is achievable with the removal of injustices in an environment of peace. This is possible by individual nations by sincere implementation of what is right, or sometimes under the guidance of the United Nations." -- Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh.
"The principles and purposes of the United Nations as enshrined in the charter represent the high ideals of the global community. Yet we live in an age of paradox. The gap between the poor and the rich is ever widening. Today the level of inequity between the states is the highest than at any time in the past." -- Baburam Bhattarai, prime minister of Nepal.