NEW YORK, New York, September 25, 2007 (ENS) - United States President George W. Bush today told the UN General Assembly that he supports a "strong and vibrant" United Nations empowered to carry out the shared goals of the world body and its host country, from addressing global pandemics to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to dealing with climate change.
"As America works with the United Nations to alleviate immediate human needs, we are also coming together to address long-term challenges," President Bush told the assembly. "Together, we are preparing for pandemics that could cause death and suffering on a global scale. Together, we are working to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. And together, we are confronting the challenges of energy security, environmental quality, and climate change."