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.
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.
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.
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.
The President of the General Assembly today looked back on what he termed "one of the most eventful and extraordinary sessions in the history of the United Nations" as the 189-member body moved to wrap up the main part of its annual meeting.
The General Assembly today adopted over three dozen resolutions on a wide range of economic and financial matters, including the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources.