Magazine article UN Chronicle

Defining Moment for Human Vatues. (Fifth-Sixth Session of the General Assembly)

Magazine article UN Chronicle

Defining Moment for Human Vatues. (Fifth-Sixth Session of the General Assembly)

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"Clearly, 11 September has only reinforced that we are facing unprecedented challenges, global issues with no borders: the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; organized crime; and international terrorism."

Ambassador Andre Erdos of Hungary

Chairman of the First Committee

(Disarmament and International Security)

"We are living in a different world in the last decade. Globalization was sold as a panacea for everything and for solving all the problems of development. But in reality we realize nowadays globalization--being probably a very important instrument to disseminate wealth and growth in the world--needs to be regulated and needs to be taken in a sort of a more human face."

Ambassador Francisco Seixas da Costa of Portugal

Chairman of the Second Committee

(Economic and Financial)

"It is hard to set apart one issue from others and select it as the most important item within the Third Committee. However, if one had to be identified, it would probably be the rights of the child. If only simply for the fact that children are amongst the most, if not the most, vulnerable group in society."

Ambassador Fuad Mubarak AI-Hinai of Oman

Chairman of the Third Committee

(Social, Humanitarian and Cultural)

"We deal with lots of issues. …

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