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Regional unrest could threaten Sierra Leone's peace, President tells UN Assembly

The success of peace in Sierra Leone could be jeopardized by regional instability, President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah told the United Nations General Assembly today as it moved into the last day of its annual high-level debate among world leaders.

General Assembly high-level debate was ‘rich and powerful,’ President says

The just-concluded high-level debate of the General Assembly was a "rich and powerful" exercise which will guide the United Nations body over the course of the current session, its President, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, said today.

At UN Assembly, Fiji's leader urges end to shipment of radioactive materials in Pacific

Addressing the General Assembly's high-level debate this morning, the Prime Minister of Fiji voiced strong opposition to the practice of transiting radioactive materials through the Pacific Ocean.

Terrorism's various forms discussed at UN General Assembly

As the United Nations General Assembly continued its high-level debate this afternoon, foreign ministers from several countries described different manifestations of terrorism and voiced their strong commitment to combating the menace.

Fight against terrorism must encompass other factors, ministers tell Assembly

The international fight against terrorism won ringing support from ministers addressing the General Assembly this morning, but several cautioned that other factors must be taken into account while combating the scourge.

Sri Lanka needs support to consolidate peace, Prime Minister tells UN Assembly

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka issued a strong appeal for international support as the country works to consolidate peace.

Leaders stress UN's central role in efforts to promote safer, more prosperous world

World leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly today stressed the central role of the UN in the international community's efforts to promote a safer and more prosperous world.

Global commitment key to Africa's development, Botswana's leader tells UN Assembly

For Africa to realize its development objectives the international community must implement the decisions of recent United Nations conferences, President Festus G. Mogae of Botswana told the UN General Assembly today as it concluded its fifth day of high-level debate.

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.