Jeanine Áñez asks the UN to reform itself to face new challenges

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Reflection on challenges such as a vaccine for all and the reactivation of the world economy after the alert of the COVID-19 pandemicwere the points made by the interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, in her message to the United Nations General Assembly.

On the occasion of the 75 years of creation of the planetary body, Áñez referred in a recorded speech about “the need to reform the Organization and to think about it beyond ideological polarization”, after the effects that the new coronavirus pandemic has caused in the world.

New challenges

According to Áñez, “it is time to visualize the new challenges“, including” a vaccine available to all “,” the reactivation of the world economy “and” the creation of social policies with universal support “.

Regarding international relations, the interim president mentioned that it is necessary to “rethink the meaning” of these ties and the public policy that emanate from them, to put aside the “postwar polarization”.

Pending issues

“Bolivia ratifies its commitment to the 2030 agenda for the sustainable development“Añez remarked in his speech, which lasted less than three minutes.

The interim president also mentioned aspects such as the “development of democracy”, the protection of human rights, caring for the environment and the rights of women and indigenous peoples as part of the commitments that Bolivia maintains.

Jeanine Áñez He highlighted that Bolivia was one of the countries that founded the United Nations in 1945 and that “it is a nation that is grateful for its performance and for the Organization.”



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