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President Obama’s killed this UNGA speech

Even as President Obama attended his last UN General Assembly on Sept. 20, his speech was matter-of-fact and dealt with all things current: the refugee crisis, income inequality, political unrest, climate change, and wars. He even mentioned how over the last 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has gone down from nearly 40% to under 10% - that's a huge improvement.

Here's a list of other things he spoke about:

There was also a slight dig at Donald Trump when Obama spoke about the wall.

"Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself."

And the most important rallying point was partnering up and helping each other out.

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President Obama’s killed this UNGA speech

Anugya Chitransh

Anugya is originally from New Delhi, India. She studied journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, graduating with a master's in international reporting. She plans to travel one day to all the places she reads about. She likes reading fiction, pop music, and going to the beach, but absolutely hates anyone mangling or shortening her name (which is quite common). She binge watches Korean dramas and anime series. She's a freelance writer and has produced content that has appeared in NBC, The Times of India, Time Out Delhi, and other publications.

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