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UN World Summit to Reconvene

  • VOA News

World leaders meet today (Thursday) for the second day of the United Nations World Summit in New York.

Dozens of leaders are scheduled to address the summit today, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

On Tuesday, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and President Bush used the summit's opening to call for sweeping reform of the United Nations.

Mr. Bush added that U.N. efforts are discredited by member states that are known for human rights abuses -- even as they sit on the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Also Tuesday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution urging all nations to reject terrorist propaganda as criminal.

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