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Addressing UN Assembly, Nigeria's President calls for treaties against small arms, corruption.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly this morning, Nigerian President Olesegun Obasanjo advocated the adoption of international treaties to fight the proliferation of illicit arms and the problem of corruption.

Global response needed to meet emerging threats, ministers tell General Assembly

As the General Assembly continued its high-level debate this afternoon, speakers from across the world highlighted emerging threats to international peace and security, and stressed the need for a resolute global response formulated through the United Nations.

General Assembly President and President Bush discuss UN-US cooperation

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Jan Kavan, and United States President George W. Bush today discussed issues of mutual concern to the world body and its host country.

New General Assembly President pledges attention to balanced priorities

On the first day of the General Assembly's fifty-seventh session, its new President, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, today pledged priority attention to a set of balanced concerns, including globalization, peace and security, strengthening the role of the UN, and promoting effective reform.

Outgoing UN Assembly President voices hope that anti-terrorism drive will continue

The outgoing President of the United Nations General Assembly today looked back on an "extraordinary" year and voiced hope that the momentum against terrorism generated during that period would be maintained.