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During this file, Secretary-General Kofi Annan locations ahead of international leaders an schedule to maneuver our international decisively in the direction of 3 vital ambitions: halving poverty within the subsequent ten years; decreasing the specter of struggle, terrorism and lethal guns; and advancing human dignity in each land. He additionally demands the main far-reaching reform of the United countries in its 60-year heritage.
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We must move from an era of legislation to an era of implementation. Our declared principles and our common interests demand no less. I strongly believe that every nation that proclaims the rule of law at home must respect it abroad and that every nation that insists on it abroad must enforce it at home. Indeed, the Millennium Declaration reaffirmed the commitment of all nations to the rule of law as the all-important framework for advancing human security and prosperity. Yet in many places, Governments and individuals continue to violate the rule of law, often without consequences for them but with deadly consequences for the weak and the vulnerable.
These are not theoretical issues but issues of deadly urgency. If we do not reach a consensus on them this year and start to act on it, we may not have another chance. This year, if ever, we must transform the United Nations into the effective instrument for preventing conflict that it was always meant to be by acting on several key policy and institutional priorities. 84. We must act to ensure that catastrophic terrorism never becomes a reality. This will require a new global strategy, which begins with Member States agreeing on a definition of terrorism and including it in a comprehensive convention.
From Uganda to Mozambique, many individual countries are experiencing rapid and sustained economic and social recovery. And throughout the continent, ordinary people are organizing themselves and making their voices heard. And yet much of Africa -especially south of the Sahara -continues to suffer the tragic effects of persistent violent conflict, extreme poverty and disease. 6 million intemally displaced people -are victims of conflict and upheaval in Africa. About three quarters of the world's AIDS deaths every year occur in Afiica, with women the most affected.