September 28, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves called for global leadership to redouble its response to these challenges.
Speaking at the UN General Assembly, Dr Gonsalves said that in times of overwhelming conflict, civilizations either descend into barbarism or into “respair”.
He said “it is an indictment on our civilized Assembly that horrific wars rumble on unabated in Ukraine, Ye-men, Syria and parts of Africa”. He also condemned the oppression of the Palestinian people, the unjust embargo on Cuba and the imperialist attempts to subvert the elected Governments in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
He said further, the situation regarding Taiwan is being ignored and added that the United Nations could bring peace and security to the area by allowing that country’s participation in the World Health Organization and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Dr Gonsalves also detailed a series of natural disasters experienced by his country including 32 volcanic eruptions and Hurricane Elsa, these all followed the “harsh effects” and impact of the pandemic. The Prime Minister called for appropriate United Nations reform and encouraged continued “partnership between all nations” to ensure peace and security.