Press Releases

    Note No. 6008
    2 May 2006

    Note to Correspondents

    Secretary-General to Propose Recommendations for Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

    NEW YORK, 1 May (UN Headquarters) -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will present his recommendations for a global counter-terrorism strategy to the General Assembly at 11:30 a.m. on 2 May.  The document is part of the Secretary-General's follow-up to the broader reform measures agreed at the 2005 World Summit.

    Elements of a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy were first proposed by the Secretary-General in March 2005.  At the 2005 World Summit, world leaders welcomed his recommendations and asked the General Assembly to develop them further with the assistance of the Secretary-General.  On the basis of the Secretary-General's submission, Member States will begin consultations on a counter-terrorism strategy in the coming weeks. (The statement of the Secretary-General will be webcast http://www.un.org/webcast/index.asp )

    A background briefing on the report will be held at 11 a.m (New York time). in room S-226 on 2 May, by a senior United Nations official.  The report will be posted on www.un.org/unitingagainstterrorism .

    For further information, call Janos Tisovszky of the Department of Public Information, tel: (917) 367-2068.

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