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Nicaragua calls for UN 're-invention'

Nicaragua Network | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Click here for original article

Vice President Omar Halleslevens read President Daniel Ortega’s speech at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. Ortega’s message called for the re-invention of the UN based on greater democracy. This was a cause passionately pursued by Father Miguel D’Escoto during his tenure as General Assembly president six years ago.

"We need an organisation based on equal rights for all, more democratic, just, reinvented  and re-founded to address the new challenges of the twenty-first century," the President said in his message. 

The speech also called on developed countries to fulfill their financial commitments to meet the UN’s development goals. “We urge that the necessary conditions be created to achieve inclusive development based on sustainability, fairness, security and sovereignty.It is essential that advancements in science and technology be accessible and shared to make further progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda," the President said.