HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING
BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC
ASSOCIATE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF THE UNITED NATIONS
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK
Friday, January 23, 2004
IN DAVOS, ANNAN STRESSES NEED TO REBALANCE WORLD AGENDA
- The Secretary-General told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, today that, in just a few short years, the prevailing atmosphere has shifted from a belief in the near-inevitability of globalization to a deep uncertainty about the very survival of our global order.
SECRETARY-GENERAL DISCUSSES ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONCERNS
- In the margins of the forum, the Secretary-General had a full program of bilateral meetings.
- He met with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, and discussed with him Israel’s separation barrier, which he sees as an obstacle to the Road Map for peace.
- In separate meetings with Shalom and with Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, he discussed conditions for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and raised the matter of the pending advisory opinion of the World Court on the separation barrier, as requested by the General Assembly.
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