Saint Vincent and the Grenadines asks the UN for new world leadership | News

The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, assured that geopolitical conflicts can be resolved with quality global leadership, and reproached the international community for its indifference to the escalation of aggression.


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During his speech at the 77th UN General Assembly, Gonsalves called on the United Nations to intervene drastically to end the wars being waged in Ukraine, Yemen and Syria.

Also intervene to put an end to the oppression of the Palestinian people, and condemned in turn, the economic blockade imposed on Cuba, the attempts to overthrow democratic governments such as those of Venezuela and Nicaragua.

The Vincentian Prime Minister called for the incorporation of new ideas that lead to a renewed world governance, since, he affirmed, the old ideas of powerful nations that dominate the world justified by their presumption of exceptionality or their wealth have been left behind.

“I ask the relevant and disturbing questions: What’s new? What world? And who gives the orders? The future of humanity depends on satisfactory answers to these questions,” she maintained.

He emphasized that the achievement of security, sustainable development, peace and an equitable agenda leading to civilized and productive life throughout the world depends on the establishment of such global leadership.

He rejected the dangerous vanities, the delusional vainglories and the arrogance of the men and women in power, particularly in the global centers of imperialism and in the places of those intoxicated with the quest for hegemony.

Gonsalves described the challenges his nation has faced in recent months, highlighting the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 32 volcanic eruptions in the country, the passage of Hurricane Elsa and the effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine.

He stressed that, despite this scenario, the Vincentian people have been recovering and “embrace a new hope.”

He thanked the support of the Caribbean community and international organizations such as the UN World Food Program, the World Bank and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in this context.

He assured that this type of initiative must go from being an occasional support to a continuous solidarity to prosper worldwide.