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As General Assembly debate continues, leaders urge unity in fighting terrorism

Continuing the annual high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders today called for the strengthening of the fight against terrorism, but underscored the centrality of multilateralism and peaceful dialogue in such efforts.

Leaders call for global cooperation as General Assembly enters 2nd week

As the annual high-level debate of world leaders at the General Assembly entered its second week today, leaders stressed international cooperation in addressing global issues and urged the speedy revamping of the United Nations in order to effectively address those challenges.

Leaders continue calls for multilateralism, reform on 4th day of UN Assembly debate

World leaders today continued to call for multilateralism in addressing global security issues and reform of the United Nations, as the General Assembly's annual high-level debate entered its fourth day.

Annan goes into third day of bilateral meetings with world leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan went into a third day of bilateral meetings with world leaders today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, conferring with President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, and President Alfred Moisiu of Albania, one of Europe’s smallest.

'Centrality' of UN keynote theme on third day of General Assembly debate

The centrality of the United Nations to solving the world's multiple crises was the keynote theme as the General Assembly's annual high-level debate moved into its third day.

Poor nations call for fairness from rich at General Assembly afternoon session

Some of the world's poorest nations called on the richest today to provide them with the keys to development through fairer trade at the afternoon session of the third day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level debate.

Annan holds second day of bilateral meetings with world leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan began a second day of bilateral meetings with world leaders today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, conferring with Ahmad Chalabi, who currently holds the rotating Presidency of the 25-member Iraqi Governing Council.

Primacy of UN dominates second day of General Assembly debate

The primacy of the United Nations, Security Council reform, terrorism, poverty and development continued to dominate the General Assembly on the second day of its annual high-level meeting as Heads of State and Government mounted the rostrum to address the 191-member body's general debate.

Africa's problems come to fore in General Assembly debate

The problems of Africa, including AIDS, hunger, poverty and underdevelopment, came to the fore of the second afternoon session of the annual high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, with six Heads of State or Government from the continent among the 15 leaders to mount the rostrum.

Annan holds daylong series of bilateral meetings with world leaders

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan held a daylong series of bilateral meetings with world leaders today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, starting this morning with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and United States President George W. Bush.