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UN Documents, Speeches, Position Papers and Press Releases on the Millenium Summit and Its Follow-Up


Previous Versions of the Millenium+5 Outcome Document


Millennium+5 Outcome Document (September 15, 2005)
Following weeks of intense negotiations and numerous draft texts, the General Assembly (GA) approved a final outcome document for the Millennium+5 Summit. Heads of state who gathered at UN headquarters for the summit approved the text. Delegations expressed mixed feelings about the document - a few were pleased with the text, while many others felt that priority issues had become diluted to the point of meaninglessness.

2005 Summit Outcomes and Committments (September 2005) simplifies the content of the nearly forty-page Millennium+5 Outcome Document into a four-page text. In addition to detailing the resolutions of the outcome document, this text also highlights the issues that require follow-up and implementation negotiations during the 60th General Assembly. Member states must clarify the "responsibility to protect," the definition of terrorism, and the establishment of a Human Rights Council and Peacebuilding Commission.

Millennium+5 Draft Negotiated Outcome (September 12, 2005)
In the few days preceding the Millennium+5 Summit, negotiations between member states became increasingly intense and contentious. On General Assembly (GA) President Jean Ping's last day in office, the GA released what many diplomats hope to be the last draft, which contains considerably weaker language in many areas than the previous texts.

Millennium+5 Summit Draft Negotiating Document (September 6, 2005)
This retitled "draft negotiating document" (formerly "draft outcome document") represents the first changes made by the core group of 32 countries, which was convened following the objections of the United States to the content of the draft outcome document.

Proposed Amendments by the Non-Aligned Movement to the Draft Outcome Document (September 1, 2005)
Following the US submission of hundreds of amendments to the Millennium+5 outcome document, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) responded with their own proposals for changes. NAM focuses primarily on the sections of the text that deal with development.

US Amendments to the Revised Draft Outcome Document from August 10th (August 25, 2005)
This document shows the line-by-line revisions proposed by the US to the draft outcome document for the Millennium+5 Summit. The US proposes over 400 revisions; as an alternative, they suggest that the 38-page document be replaced by a 3-page statement.

Second Revised Draft Outcome Document of the Millennium+5 Summit (August 10, 2005)
This version of the draft outcome document reflects debate among UN member states that followed the release of the previous one. Among other adjustments, the blueprint includes US-solicited language on the "possibility of terrorist acquisition of [weapons of mass destruction]" and Group of 77-petitioned inclusion of Bretton Woods institutions' reform.

Revised Draft Outcome Document of the Millennium+5 Summit (July 22, 2005)
UN General Assembly President Jean Ping has issued a revised version of his Draft Outcome Document for the 2005 High-Level Summit. Adjusted in light of negotiations that followed the release of the first, this document includes more details on implementing the goals set out in the UN Millennium Declaration. While no modification on Security Council expansion is included, the document adds more tactful language on the much-debated "responsibility to protect," speaks of "enhancing" the role of NGOs in the UN rather than promoting "continued engagement," and details the size, mandate and composition of the prospective Human Rights Council and Peacebuilding Commission.

Draft Outcome Document of the Millennium+5 Summit (June 3, 2005)
The President of the General Assembly has released the draft outcome document for the High-Level Millennium Review that world leaders will adopt in September 2005. Responding to Kofi Annan's report "In Larger Freedom," the draft represents the compromises agreed upon between member-states. Some of the most controversial aspects of the reform debate (such as Security Council enlargement) have been set aside.



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