The United Nations General Assembly convened the 2000 Millennium Summit from 6-8 September 2000 at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss the role of the UN in the new millennium. Over 150 world leaders participated in the discussion, including 100 heads of state, 47 heads of government, three Crown Princes, five Vice Presidents, three Deputy Prime Ministers, and 8,000 other delegates.
The principal outcome of the Summit was the adoption of the ‘Millennium Declaration’. This document reaffirmed the United Nations and its Charter as “indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.” The Declaration reaffirms Member States’ commitment to “establish a just and lasting peace all over the world in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter.” It also states that the “central challenge we face today is to ensure that globalisation becomes a positive force for all the world’s people.”
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