For too long, world leaders have allowed inequality to rise, PM tells UN

For too long, world leaders have allowed inequality to rise in our world, Prime Minister Robert Abella told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

This happened between rich and poor. Between those who have access to basic rights and needs such as health care, water, food and technology, and those deprived of even the most basic needs, people of different sexual orientations.

he said the world is expecting Peace, Equality, Prosperity. “Peace, equality and prosperity are what we, as world leaders, should aspire to deliver to our people, the world and future generations. If it is

“Without peace, security and stability, we cannot focus on achieving the more important challenges we face: growth and equality., and prosperity. “

Today peace is threatened by what Secretary-General Guterres justly referred to. “Cauldron of Crisis” we find ourselves

“And unless we unite for world order and world peace, we have no chance. No country can do it alone,” he said.

Referring to the war in Ukraine, Abella said thousands of civilians were killed and millions suffered devastating losses. They are estimated to have been displaced from their homes, which is one-third of the country’s population.

“The international community cannot afford to lose sight of these situations,” he said.

Inaction also means that instability spills over to neighboring regions, with all the negative consequences of mass migration, human trafficking, terrorism, and more.

Today’s global food supply and energy markets are in turmoil like never before, largely due to the war in Ukraine.

The ripple effect is felt by our people in many ways.

These impacts are now taking the form of constraints in the purchase of grains, fertilizers, agricultural equipment and livestock feed, with shortages driving up the prices of key basic imports.

According to Abella, this is having a negative impact on the purchasing power of consumers around the world.

This continued rise in food inflation and food shortages are major causes of concern and should be at the top of our agenda.

These pressures affect small islands like mine. In the case of Malta, we made calculated strategic decisions to support and advocate for our people in the best possible way. He said he would be betraying the people if he didn’t help them until the situation improved.

21 solutionsst It is not a century discovered by the use of force and weapons. Failure to resolve wars through dialogue and meaningful negotiation efforts will not prevent further deterioration of the situation. The 21st century should not be the age of war, he said.

The Prime Minister added that only through economic ties and interdependence, and the free movement of people and capital across countries, can we hope for long-term world peace.

Malta’s priorities range from keeping citizens at the center of government policy, delivering excellent and quality services, increasing quality jobs and reducing the digital divide, to transforming citizens’ lives on multiple levels. striving to improve quality. To keep abreast of the use of technology, he added.

Digital is the future and we are committed to it. In parallel with the digital transition, we need to work on the environmental transition. And in both areas, we must continue to advocate for the need to bridge the digital gap across countries to ensure a level playing field.

Climate change, especially the displacement of people due to drought and sea level rise leading to territorial loss, is under our scrutiny.

No one is safe from climate change, but it is the most vulnerable who will be affected the most.

Global challenges require global solutions. Together, we must maintain the 1.5 degree target. “Let no one be left behind, and we will continue to work towards building a decarbonized country and society.”

Climate change poses a serious threat to all of us, but especially to the Small Island Developing States and many coastal areas. It threatens national sovereignty, results in territorial loss, and damages not only the nation’s critical infrastructure, but also existing rights under maritime boundaries.

He said water scarcity will be one of the biggest impacts of climate change. “To address the future needs of our world, especially given the increasing recurrence of drought caused by climate change, through our practices in water management, in particular water procurement through desalination and wastewater recycling. can serve as a model for For too long, world leaders have allowed inequality to rise, PM tells UN

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