The United States President, Barack Obama, in his address to the UN General Assembly, warned the global community on the need to work together as one united global community.
President Obama said that unless this is done, the global community will suffer what he called a grave consequences from the activities of terrorists.
The President, however, said that nations would be best secured when UN member states respect basic international laws.
He made references to some countries where terrorism has taken toll and advised the UN members to join the crusade against terror.
“I will never hesitate to protect my country or alias unilaterally and by force when necessary.
“But I stand before you today (Monday), believing in my call that we United Nations can now return to the old way of conflict and courage.
“We cannot look backward, we live in an integrated world, one of which we all have a stake in each others success.
“We cannot turn back those forces of integration.
“No nation in this assembly can insolently suffer the threat of terrorism or the risk of financial contagion.
“The disorder we see is not driven solely by competition between nations or any single ideology. If we can now work more effectively, we will all suffer the consequences.
“That is true for the United States as well, no matter how powerful our military, how strong our economy, we understand the United States cannot solve the world’s problems alone.
“In Iraq, United States learnt a hard lesson, even a hundred thousand of brave effective troops, trillions of dollars from our treasury, cannot by itself impose stability on the foreign land.
” Unless we walk with other nations, under the mentor of uni national norms, principles and laws that offer legitimate residual efforts, we will not succeed”, President Obama said.
Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari, is one of many world leaders and policy makers gathered at UN headquarters for the 70th anniversary session of the General Assembly being held in New York to discuss a full spectrum of international affairs and outline goals for the next 15 years.