1 May 2006
Press Release
Note No. 6008

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents


SECRETARY-GENERAL TO PROPOSE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GLOBAL COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY


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-Generalís 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-Generalís submission, Member States will begin consultations on a counter-terrorism strategy in the coming weeks.† (The statement of the Secretary-General will be webcast.)


A background briefing on the report will be held at 11 a.m. 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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