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61st United Nations General Assembly Session

Posted: September 11, 2006

The 61st United Nations General Assembly is in session, with representatives from the world's nations convened in New York to debate a spectrum of issues of importance to the international community.  Issues on the agenda include the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 and 1559, calling for the disarming of Hezbollah, the Iranian nuclear threat and the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region.

The goals for the 61st General Assembly to achieve should include:


  • Prevent Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons.


  • Fully implement and enforce U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, and other past resolutions including 1559, which call for the disarming of Hezbollah and the prevention of its rearming by Iran and Syria.


  • Establish Israel as a member state with full rights within the United Nations community with specific focus on Israel's right to complete participation in consultation groups and the General Assembly, Israel's candidacy for a term as a temporary rotating member of the U.N. Security Council for 2019-2020, and Israel's overall diplomatic standing within the international community.

  • Eliminate the practice of the U.N.'s various bodies adopting blatantly one-sided anti-Israel resolutions while ignoring the dangerous actions of Israel's neighbors and others around the world, address the great number of biased anti-Israel resolutions already passed, and abolish anti-Israel Palestinian committees.


  • Stop the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region and elsewhere whenever the threat arises.


  • Combat racism, anti-Semitism, and discrimination in all its forms of all peoples everywhere.
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