UN Assembly ends high-level debate as terrorism, poverty dominate discussion

The United Nations General Assembly today concluded its annual high-level debate, which in the wake of 11 September attacks against the United States was dominated by a discussion of ways to combat terrorism and eradicate extreme poverty and exclusion that often provide breeding ground for extremism.

Middle East, hot spots in Africa, Asia, among dominant issues in Assembly debate

With one day remaining in the annual high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly, the world's hot spots in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as the fight against terrorism, continued to figure prominently today in the speeches by high-level representatives addressing the UN's main legislative and deliberative body.

Extreme poverty, marginalization fuel conflict, General Assembly told

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.

New spirit of global cooperation hailed as UN Assembly continues high-level debate

The spirit of cooperation created by the global fight against terrorism should be accompanied by a decision-making process that is as participatory as possible, the President of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., told the General Assembly as it began the fifth day of its annual high-level debate.

Development, AIDS, poverty reduction among top issues in UN Assembly debate

The inter-ethnic crisis experienced between 1998 and 2000 in the Solomon Islands is a sobering reminder that peace and development are intrinsically linked, the country's Prime Minister said at the outset of this afternoon's session of the United Nations General Assembly's annual high-level debate.

Presidents of Micronesia, Nicaragua address Assembly as it opens 4th day of 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.

Global issues must not be overlooked in anti-terror fight, UN Assembly told

The aim to eradicate international terrorism is important, but other goals on the global agenda should command equal attention, said Pierre Charles, the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica as he opened the afternoon segment of the General Assembly's high-level debate.

Middle East, climate change among issues debated in General Assembly

As the General Assembly began the third day of its high-level debate this morning, the speakers addressed a broad range of issues – from international terrorism to the situation in the Middle East and Africa, peacekeeping operations, climate change, as well as fishery management and marine ecology.

Terrorism remains dominant theme as General Assembly ends 3rd day of debate

With terrorism remaining a dominant theme, the United Nations General Assembly concluded the third day of its annual high-level debate after hearing 3 presidents and over 20 foreign ministers, whose statements reflected a wide range of concerns and challenges facing the UN membership.

Terrorism, regional hot spots dominant themes on second day of top-level UN debate

With presidents of five countries addressing the morning session, the United Nations General Assembly resumed its annual high-level debate today as the fight against terrorism and the need for urgent action in regional hot spots dominated the statements.