Organizations Call on the United States to Engage Cooperatively in the World Summit
On September 9, 2005, OSPC joined over 40 diverse organizations in a sign-on letter that urged President Bush to attend and engage constructively in the UN World Summit.

September 10, 2005

On September 9, 2005 , OSPC joined over 40 diverse organizations in a sign-on letter that urged President Bush to attend and engage constructively in the UN World Summit. The World Summit was held in New York City the week of September 12 and was attended by over 150 heads of state. The letter, signed by organizations working on human rights and democracy, peace and security, development and humanitarian assistance and the environment, also urged the president to support the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and measures that would increase the international community’s responsibility to protect civilians from war crimes and crimes against humanity, including genocide, when states fail to do so. President Bush and Secretary of State Rice did attend the summit.

To view the press release and sign-on letter, please visit: http://www.globalsolutions.org/press_room/press_releases/press_releases05/ngo_letter_bush.html

For more information on the negotiations and the outcome of the UN World Summit please visit the following organizations or blogs:

http://www.prospect.org/ Look for archived posts by American Prospect writer Mark Goldberg

www.globalsolutions.org/un21 Citizen’s for Global Solutions UN Summit web resource

http://www.democracyarsenal.org Click on archived posts by contributing writer David Shorr.

http://www.un-ngls.org/UN-summit UN-NGLS webpage showcasing civil society statements and position papers commenting on the UN World Summit and its Outcome Document

http://www.undispatch.com A blog intended to promote thoughtful discussion about the UN, and to provide an outlet for important news and views on the UN

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