Deeply disturbed at the persistence of terrorist acts worldwide and condemning the heinous attacks of 11 September in the host country, the General Assembly’s Legal Committee today approved a draft resolution strongly condemning all acts, methods and practices of terrorism as criminal and unjustifiable, wherever and by whomsoever committed.
International efforts to block the financing of terrorism and to cope with the problems of extreme poverty and marginalization that often led to conflict were among the subjects raised this afternoon, as the General Assembly neared the end of its annual high-level debate.
As the United Nations General Assembly's entered the fourth day of its annual debate this morning, high-level representatives of some 30 countries were set to address the UN's main deliberative body, including two presidents and two prime ministers.
The 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly today began its annual high-level debate with the campaign against terrorism and the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan at the forefront of concern.
In a statement at the outset of the General Assembly's annual high-level debate, Secretary-General Kofi Annan this morning outlined his priorities for the coming years while reviewing the guiding principles for the United Nations.
As world leaders converged today on New York for the opening of the General Assembly's high-level debate, most Heads of State and Government used their 15 minutes at the podium to pledge support to the fight against terrorism, but often disagreed on where to look for its root causes.