The U.N. Conference on Terrorism, October 2001

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US and Third World Split Over Terrorism Conference
By Thalif Deen, IPS, 21 February 2000. The United States has expressed strong reservations over a Third World proposal for a major international conference to combat terrorism. The proposed conference will try to tackle the sensitive subject of how to distinguish a “terrorist” from a “freedom fighter”. An equally controversial issue is the subject of “state terrorism”, such as collateral damage to civilians by the military.
A Peaceful Solution is Still Possible
By Fidel Castro, 29 September 2001. Speech by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba Ciego de Avila, September 29, 2001. Terror has always been an instrument of the worst enemies of humankind bent on suppressing and crushing the peoples' struggle for freedom. Real possibilities still exist to eradicate terrorism without a war but the U.S. refuses to listen to any word said against the use of weapons and in favor of a truly effective solution.
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Statement by M. E. Mr. Abuzed Omar Dorda, Permanent Representative, before the General Assembly in its Fifty Six Session, New York, 1 October 2001. The Arab Group condemns terrorism. Arab countries were prime victims of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations: state terrorism, occupation terrorism, and the terrorism practiced by the extremist groups.
Item 166: Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism
Statement by Dr. Nasser Al-Kidwa, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, before the 56th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 1 October 2001. Instead of war, it is necessary to organize international cooperation in order to launch effective global actions, in accordance with International Law, the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant international conventions, based on the extraordinary power of consensus and the sovereign and united will of all States.
On Agenda items 166: Measures to eliminate international terrorism
By H. E. Ambassador Hasmty Agam, Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, Tuesday 2 October 2001. Malaysia strongly condemns the heinous acts of 11 September and fervently hopes that those responsible will be finally brought to justice. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, called for the convening of a world conference of leaders to discuss the issue of international terrorism
Measures to eliminate international terrorism
Statement by the permanenbt representative of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, before the General Assembly, 2 October 2001. The unanimous shock suffered by all peoples of the world on September 11, due to the insane terrorist attacks against the American people, has created exceptional conditions for the eradication of terrorism without the need to unleash a useless and perhaps endless war.
U.N. General Assembly should take effective actions to counter terrorism and also to deal with humanitarian crises as well as economic and social consequences of global recession
World Federation of Trade Unions press release No. 32, 2 October 2001. The need to adopt co-ordinated steps to deal with the new security threats facing the international community. At the same time, the UN has also to deal with the acute humanitarian crises in Afghanistan and other countries as well as the onset of a global recession that aggravates the global development crisis.