How can I find a statement made by the president of a country?
Last Updated: May 09, 2018
The UNBISnet Index to Speeches can be searched by name of speaker and by country name.
In addition, if the speaker is head of state or government, the title of the office (president, prime minister, queen, etc.) is included in the country/organization field.
For example, to search for statements made by the president of Mexico, enter the terms into the Country/Organization search box.
This will return results of all statements made in meetings of the Security Council starting in 1964, the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council starting in 1983, and the Trusteeship Council starting in 1982.
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Ask DAG has an entry for the General Debate statements of each Member State. The entries include the link to meeting records and the name of the speaker.
In addition, an older document, entitled "List of Speeches and Visits Made by Heads of State and Dignitaries", covers the years 1946-1976 (ST/OGS/SER.F/4 + Add.1 + Add.2).
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