The Czech Republic Priorities for the Presidency of the 57th Session
of the United Nations General Assembly

1. Enhancement of peace and security
- strengthening of the international coalition against international terrorism;
- contributing to the prevention and resolution of conflicts.

2. Promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development in the accelerating process of globalization
- integrated implementation of the Millennium Declaration, the Monterrey Consensus and the outcome of the World Summit for Sustainable Development,
- broader access to information and communication technologies, namely for education, good governance and health care.

3. Strengthening the role of the United Nations with focus on:
- better policy coherence through enhancing partnerships between the United Nations, Bretton Woods Institutions, WTO and other development partners, including private sector and civil society,
- enhanced cooperation between the General Assembly, the Security Council and ECOSOC, as well as the Secretary General.

4. Reform of the United Nations
- enhancement of the effectiveness of the work and functions of the United Nations on the basis of the Road map towards the implementation of Millennium Declaration,
- revitalization of the General Assembly through further improvement of procedures and working methods, streamlining and clustering of agenda items and reinforcement of the role of the General Committee of the General Assembly;
- facilitation of discussion and consensus-finding on Security Council reform

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