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Annan Calls for Radical Reforms to Cope with Terror

Reeling from the attack on U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Monday the world security system had been shaken to its core with divisions on the most fundamental issues. In a major report, Annan called for radical reforms in the United Nations and other institutions to cope with war, terrorism, poverty and human rights. “In peace and security I felt that this year a simple progress report would not be enough,” Annan told a news conference at which he released the report.” “I have an uneasy feeling that the system is not working as it should,” he said, referring to pledges on security, development, poverty and human rights world leaders had pledged in a September 2000 U.N. Millennium Declaration. Full Story

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