UNITED NATIONS — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world.

That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly produces each year. And each year, certain major topics and certain louder voices dominate.

Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts you might not have heard — from leaders speaking at the U.N. who did not capture the headlines last week:

”We must ensure that nobody has to choose between sending her daughter to school and sending her to work.”

— Edgar Lungu

President of Zambia

“The peoples of the world have seen the movement of globalization nurture in them this common dream of seeing the Earth become a genuine global village. But, alas, we have never seen so many walls and barriers thrown up.”

— Faustin Archange Touadera

President of the Central African Republic

“Multilateralism is nothing but showing compassion for the fate of others.”

— Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia

“More than most, island nations must have faith in the multilateral international order. We are by nature isolated and by design, our livelihoods are tied to the rest of the world. We rely heavily on this premise as well as on the actions or inactions of others for our very survival.”

— Danny Faure

President of Seychelles

“All of you are coffee drinkers around the world. I want to ask all of you a question: If you would dare ask those who sell that cup of coffee to you whether they’re paying a fair price to the producers, would you ask that question? Would you even consider it? ... If the answer is yes, that would be very powerful ... because it could change the lives of some 120 million families of coffee producers around the world.”

— Juan Orlando Hernández

President of Honduras, which faces a drop in the coffee harvest that he

attributes to low global prices and climate change

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