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Adopting key reform measure, General Assembly ends main part of annual session

Adopting a key resolution essentially endorsing Secretary-General Kofi Annan's proposed agenda for further reform of the United Nations, the General Assembly today wrapped up the main part of its annual session.

General Assembly adopts series of resolutions on international legal matters

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted a series of resolutions recommended by its legal committee, including texts on human cloning, terrorism and protection of personnel on United Nations peacekeeping missions.

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.

In bid to ensure smooth transition, UN Assembly revises rules for election of bureau

The United Nations General Assembly, in a bid to ensure a smooth transition between its presiding officers from year to year, adopted a resolution today that called for the President of the world organization's main legislative body to be elected three months prior to the start of its next session.

General Assembly to open this year's high-level debate on 12 September

The United Nations General Assembly today decided to hold its "general debate" - which annually attracts national leaders from across the globe - from 12 to 20 September.

General Assembly sets guidelines for talks on new global anti-corruption treaty

In a key move forward in the global fight against corruption, the United Nations General Assembly today set the parameters for negotiations on a new international treaty to deal with the scourge.