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Fréchette to make official visits to Italy and Switzerland

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette is set to make official visits next week to Switzerland and Italy, where she will attend the official launch in Rome of the Global Compact, an initiative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to encourage business and labour to support universal principles on human rights, work norms and environmental protection.

Fréchette highlights importance of collective response to global challenges

With most of the challenges faced by the world related in one way or another to globalization, the international community faces the fundamental choice of collective or individual action in how it deals with those issues, the Deputy United Nations Secretary-General, Louise Fréchette, said today in Poland, where she is kicking off a weeklong visit to Europe.