The 60th United Nations Summit will gather world leaders to New York on Sept 14-16 as Christian leaders urge the countries to address global poverty and human rights.
Over 170 leaders from around the country will attend the Summit, making it the largest gathering of world leaders in history.
The Summit plans to focus on making the UN stronger in terms of evoking the UN policies, and replacing the discredited Human Rights Commission.
Delegates will discuss how they can bolster the “budget and capacity” of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, making the office more effective in its handling of human rights around the world.
For instance, human rights is the most pressing issue that Christians face in countries such as China and Vietnam, who continue to violate the agreements they made on human rights.
The Summit will also allow an opportunity to make the UN more effective and efficient through its work around the world and in its manageability and accountability.
Another issue that Christian leaders are focusing on is the growing rate of “extreme poverty” that effects over a billion people worldwide, which out of this number, 20,000 people die from preventable diseases every day.
Since the Millennium Summit in 2000, nations are continuing to strive to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health, education, the environment, and the rights of all different types of people.