World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Annan To Meet With 50 World Jewish Leaders

Annan To Meet With 50 Jewish Leaders From Around the Globe
New York, May 2 2005 12:00PM

Secretary-General Kofi Annan is set to meet today with 50 Jewish leaders from two dozen countries during their first-ever visit to the United Nations.

In addition to Mr. Annan, the International Delegation of Jewish Leaders (IDJL) is scheduled to hold a series of discussions Monday and Tuesday with several top UN officials on a range of issues, including anti-Semitism, human rights, preventing genocide, the Middle East peace process and UN reform.

Today’s meeting is the latest in Mr. Annan’s effort to reach out to the Jewish community. In March during a visit to Israel the Secretary-General participated in the opening of the new Yad Vashem museum on the Holocaust. Before that in January the UN General Assembly held a special session commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

And in June 2004 the Secretary-General hosted a first-ever UN conference on anti-Semitism, saying he wanted Jews everywhere “to feel that the UN is their home too.”

David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a co-organizer with the UN Foundation of the IDJL project, said, “It is very valuable for Jews to gain a sense of the UN’s current scope and reform process, and for the UN to gain a fuller understanding of the particular concerns, including increasing anti-Semitism, that challenge many of the Jewish communities around the world.”


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC