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.

General Assembly approves UN budget for 2002-2003

The United Nations General Assembly concluded the main part of its fifty-sixth annual session this afternoon, when it approved a budget of $2.63 billion for the UN for the next two years (2002-2003).

General Assembly President looks back on 'eventful and extraordinary' 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.

General Assembly adopts wide-ranging resolutions on economic, financial issues

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.