U.N. Summit Closes with Resolution

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Englischreferat: U.N. Summit Closes with Resolution The world s presidents, kings and prime ministers came together to an historic three - day U.N. summit in New York. The fitting end of the meeting of about 150 leaders is an eight - page Millennium Declaration, which is a catalog of world s troubles (poverty, war, aids, pollution, human rights violations and more). The declaration says, that the leaders have a duty in the face off all the world s people, especially in the face of the children, and that they have a collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity. Over three days, there were many conversations, each leader had five minutes to speak. Secretary - General Kofi Annan said at the end of the summit: The world s leaders have to return home now and to reach the goals they have defined. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak spoke with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat about a peace agreement, but Arafat was very unresponsive. While all leaders were in New York, there were also protests, and supporters of Falun Gong handed out leaflets, warning of new crackdowns against their spiritual movement in China. Chinese President Jiang Zemin called on the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that would make China a normal trading partner of the United States. He said the agreement would help China to play a positive role in preservation world peace and stability. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Guggenheim Museum and attended a signing ...

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