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.
The United Nations General Assembly today continued its debate over the report of the Security Council, as its main committees moved ahead on a variety of measures dealing with decolonization, social and disarmament issues.
As the General Assembly today concluded its debate on measures to combat international terrorism - which attracted a record level of participation - United Nations officials lauded the session while urging further follow-up on the issue.
Addressing the final day of the General Assembly's debate on international terrorism, representatives of developing countries said they were affected by the menace and required assistance in shoring up their response.
As the General Assembly's debate on measures to combat international terrorism entered its fourth day, expressions of solidarity with the United States continued, with numerous speakers emphasizing that the 11 September attacks should galvanize international action against the menace.
The United Nations today announced that Princess Infanta Doña Cristina of Spain will serve as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN's Second World Assembly on Ageing, to be held in Madrid, from the 8 to 12 April 2002.
Countries from across the world today emphasized the importance of fortifying the global legal arsenal in the fight against terrorism, as the General Assembly entered the third day of its weeklong debate on measures to combat the scourge.
The annual high-level debate in the United Nations General Assembly, which was postponed in the wake of the11 September terrorist attacks against the United States, will be held in mid-November, a spokesman for the body's President announced today.