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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan addresses the 61st Session of the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva April 7, 2005. Annan said the conduct of the United Nations' human rights body was failing to protect against human rights abuses, particularly in Sudan's conflict-ravaged Darfur region, and should be replaced by a council with greater authority. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
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U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan(L) shakes hands with U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour(L) in Geneva, April 7, 2005. Annan said the conduct of the UN's human rights body was undermining the credibility of the entire U.N. organization and urged governments Thursday to support his plan to reform it. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
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Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the conduct of the United Nations' human rights body was undermining the credibility of the entire U.N. organization and urged governments on April 7, 2005 to support his plan to reform it. 'Unless we re-make our human rights machinery, we may be unable to renew public confidence in the United Nations itself,' he told the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. Annan is seen in New York in this March 29 file photo. (Chip East/Reuters)