World leaders are concluding a three-day summit at the United Nations Friday with a declaration of goals to reform the world body and alleviate global poverty.
The document, approved by the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, is the product of months of negotiations. It includes proposals on preventing genocide, fighting poverty and hunger, establishing a Peacebuilding Commission, and strengthening the Human Rights Commission.
But bitter disagreements meant that many substantive measures were left out, including a proposal on disarmament and non-proliferation, and language defining terrorism.
World leaders slated to speak today include the president of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, King Abdullah of Jordan, the foreign minister of the Palestinian territories Nasser Al-Kidwa, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Community.