Obama Recaps Presidency in Last UN Address

President Obama recounted the "progress" made during his presidency, on issues including the global financial crisis, international terrorism and re-establishing relations with Cuba.
3:48 | 09/20/16

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From the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time we coordinated. A response to avoid further catastrophe the term global economy to grow particularly Thomas effects. Strengthen. Nonproliferation reading. Resolved they arrive nuclear issue. Through diplomacy will open relations with Cuba. Help Colombia. And Latin America's longest war and we welcome. It democratically elected leader of Myanmar to the system. This is important work. It has made any real difference in the lives of our people and so I believe that at this moment. We all face torts. We can choose to press forward when they better model of cooperation. And integration. Or we can retreat. Into a world sharply but if we don't act holding the bill that could come doing. We'll be mass migrations and city subvert and patients displaced and food supplies decimated. And conflicts boredom despair there is agreement gets a framework to act but only if we scale up our ambition and there must be a sense of urgency about bringing the agreement to force. And helping. Poor countries leapfrogged destructive forms of but appears to be a growing contest between authoritarian and liberalism right now. I want everybody to understand I'm not neutral in that contest I believe a liberal political or. Order built not just through elections and representative government but also through respect for human rights and civil society. Independent fisheries. And the rule of all of us who believe in democracy. And to speak up forcefully. Because it. Ballots. And this revelry rawness. We must reject. Any forms of fundamentalism. Or racism. Or. A belief. And ethnic superiority that makes our traditional identities. Irreconcilable. Equipment or. The world is too small we are too. Packed together. For us to be able to resort. To vote goes on ways of thinking we have to insist that all parties recognize any common humanity. Nations and proxy wars that fuel source. Because until basic questions are answered about how communities. Chords this. Embers of extremism will continue to burn. Countless human beings will suffer. Most of all in that region. But extremism will continue to being exported overseas. The world is too small for us to simply be able to build a wall. And prevent it from affecting our own societies. I believe it. If we're to meet the challenges of this century we are all going to have to do more. To build up international best. We cannot escape the prospect of nuclear war unless we all commit to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and pursuing a world without. Each of us. As leaders. Each nation. Can choose to reject those who appeal to our worst impulses. And embrace Gomes who appealed to our best.

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