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2005-09-16 11:32:57

By Paul Taylor UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - World leaders prepared to adopt modest reforms of the United Nations on Friday after a three-day summit that made little progress on fighting poverty and terrorism, boosting security or protecting human rights.

2005-09-14 10:57:06

By Paul Taylor and Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a world summit on Wednesday that United Nations members had failed to achieve the profound reform the global organization needed on its 60th anniversary.

2005-09-10 21:45:54

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A small group of key diplomats on Saturday inched through negotiations on a U.N. blueprint for multilateral action on a range of global problems that is to be adopted at a world summit opening on Wednesday.

2005-09-05 00:38:27

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Days before the largest gathering of world leaders in history, U.N. ambassadors struggled to overcome deep divisions on how to tackle extreme poverty, enhance human rights and approach global security in the 21st century. U.S.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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