Wage war on migrant trafficking
Italy's prime minister on Wednesday urged the United Nations to launch a "global war without mercy" against migrant smugglers, after a surge of arrivals on the island of Lampedusa. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said Italy was ready to lead efforts against the "slave traders of the third millennium." "Can an organization like this which reaffirms in its founding document the faith in the dignity and worth of human beings turn a blind eye to this tragedy?" she asked.