South African president wants stronger UN role in confronting challenges

NEWS: Ramaphosa wants stronger UN role in confronting challenges in South Africa

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:24 am

With the seventy fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking region this week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday harassed the urgent want to support the U.N position in confronting challenges.

It is crucial to make sure that the UN be top resourced and representative, Ramaphosa said in his weekly presidential address.

As the world confronts every other world crisis precipitated with the aid of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN remains as essential and relevant as ever, the president said.

He called on all countries to support the UN to “resolve our global challenges – be they fitness emergencies, transnational crime, war and war, local weather change, migration or natural disasters.”

“It is solely through multilateralism that frequent strategies can be forged for the gain of all,” Ramaphosa noted.

In the 75 years of its existence, the UN has demonstrated the value of cooperation and solidarity, he said.

The world’s issues may want to be peacefully resolved through cooperation, Ramaphosa said.

The UN has played a critical position in assisting cooperation amongst nations and global businesses like the WHO as they are working to address the coronavirus pandemic, stated Ramaphosa.

This pandemic has introduced the world with a desire – between the world cooperation envisaged in the UN Charter or the pursuit of slim self-interest, he noted.

The UN, he said, is leading the effort to ensure that the world that emerges from COVID-19 will be better, fairer, and more peaceful.

One of the greatest challenges to the fulfillment of this purpose is the endured exclusion of half of the world’s populace via discrimination and marginalization, according to Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa advised the global neighborhood to take gain of the seventy fifth UN anniversary to push beforehand with the reform of the UN and specially its Security Council so as to supply equal voice to the unique regions of the world.

South Africa will use its digital presence in New York to continue advocating for Africa to have everlasting illustration in the UN Security Council, the president said.