While the international community is considering ways in which
to respond to the terrorist attacks against the United States,
we take a look at two conventions that the United Nations has
adopted to combat terrorism: one on the suppression of terrorist
bombing and the other on the suppression of financing terrorism.
Rosa Rivera of UN Radio interviewed Dr. Palitha Kohana, in the
UN Office of Legal Affairs, on these two conventions. Listen Click
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outcry against attacks on US reflects longstanding opposition
For five days -- from 1 to
5 October - the United Nations General Assembly held an intensive
debate on international terrorism that had been moved up from
its previously scheduled date to urgently address ways of combating
the threat in the wake of the attacks against the United States.
With representatives of over 160 countries taking part, the
debate reflected a long-standing commitment of the UN to the
fight against the menace.
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