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23 November 2007
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York
CLIMATE CHANGE, BUDGET, CAPITAL MASTER PLAN, MIDDLE EAST AMONG ISSUES
AS SECRETARY-GENERAL BRIEFS INFORMAL MEETING OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s briefing to an informal meeting of the General Assembly in New York, 21 November:
I am grateful for this opportunity to bring you up to date on some of the wide-ranging issues of interest to Member States -- from climate change, the budget and the Capital Master Plan to the Middle East, Myanmar and Darfur.
Next week, I shall attend the Middle East conference in Annapolis. I hope the meeting will provide the impetus for final status negotiations. In the meantime, I remain especially concerned by the prevailing humanitarian situation in Gaza.
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