Assembly President-elect links peace and security to poverty and human rights

The President-elect of the United Nations General Assembly today said tackling poverty and human rights issues is essential for global peace and security and would be high on the agenda of the forthcoming session of the 192-member body.

General Assembly agrees on terms of UN summit on financial crisis

The United Nations will convene a global summit in June to assess the impact of the world economic crisis on development, it was announced today, after the General Assembly agreed on the arrangements for the conference.