World leaders are concluding a three-day summit at the United Nations today, Friday with a declaration of goals to reform the world body and alleviate global poverty.
The document contains proposals on preventing genocide, fighting poverty and hunger, and establishing a Peacebuilding Commission. But members omitted proposals on disarmament, nonproliferation, and language defining terrorism, because they could not agree on them.
Today, the Palestinian foreign minister said Palestinians want their struggle for an independent state to be an example of democracy and progress, not a tool used to encourage terrorism.
King Abdullah of Jordan said global efforts toward peace must include zero tolerance toward those who promote extremism.
And Indonesia's president called for an enlarged UN Security Council with more seats for the Asia-Pacific region.