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Mr. Secretary General
The Excellencies – Heads of State and Government
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen
With warm greetings to you most from the New Gambia, we all thank the Almighty The almighty for making fantastic gathering of global leaders likely once again this coming year. Allow me to formally congratulate the President from the General Set up and the Secretary General of the organization for leadership and commitment to the values of the United Nations.
After more than 85 years of lifestyle, the Un undoubtedly remains the ultimate foreign platform for locating solutions to global challenges, as we in The Gambia know all too well. Today, being my own maiden overall look at this great forum of world frontrunners, let me make use of this opportunity to re-affirm The Gambia’s firm commitment to the Rental of the Un. My Federal government fully values the UN’s central part in the quest for preventive diplomacy to avoid crises around the globe.
The recent personal crisis that took place in my country create a new democratic beginning plus the experience trained us valuable lessons that Gambians is not going to easily neglect. We discovered that will electric power and national unity, important regional involvement as well as undivided and obvious support from the international community could produce positive effects. Also of importance, was the coordinated international action inspired by our common values of solidarity, democracy, respect for human rights and the secret of legislation which was essential in sending the right communication to the former President to respect the will of the persons and keep without bloodshed.
During those tough times, all of us knew there were friends, types who reached our aid and who have since retained faith with us. We as a result would like to grab this great chance to thank the leaders of ECOWAS for their timely and firm intervention in bringing peace to The Gambia. We all also say thanks to all our regional and worldwide friends whom stood simply by us within our critical hour of want. Thanks to the collective work, The Gambia is now on a solid way to peace and good governance and ready to control our classic role among the champions of human rights and democracy. Gambians make an irreversible choice to shut a darker chapter within our history and today, our national agenda is usually one of change and alteration.
Similar to restored democracy, we are facing enormous difficulties in the rebirth of our economic climate, a comprehensive reform of our regulations, our administrative and contencioso institutions. The modernization of your security sector, consolidation in the rule of law and human legal rights are element of our reform programme. It is only by defeating these challenges that we can easily reinforce each of our democratic benefits and my personal Government is definitely committed to providing a New Gambia that is suit for our children to be happy with.
Certainly, young people had been all along at the forefront of the democratic change and addressing youth joblessness, which is a main priority of my personal government, will no doubt create substantial opportunities.
We also recognize the important role of Gambians in the Diaspora in contributing to the transformation of the motherland. Let me seize this kind of opportunity to sincerely thank our development associates and close friends for the invaluable finances and insurance plan support they may be providing for the Government to assist address the challenges of job creation and children irregular migration. My Authorities is committed to using such resources wisely for eco friendly socio-economic advancement.
We may be a small country although one with huge requires. As a matter of urgent goal, we have produced a New National Development Prepare in line with the transformative goal of the new Government.
This creation blueprint is designed to put the region back on course to monetary growth and prosperity subsequent two decades of mismanagement, corruption and widespread human legal rights violations. The brand new plan is made on audio macro-economic and financial policies which will lead to stableness and economical growth in the medium and long term. It includes also designed the Environmentally friendly Development Desired goals and other responsibilities contained in Schedule 2030 plus the Paris Arrangement on Local climate Change.
The Paris agreement can be critically relevant for The Gambia mainly because climate modify means a lot more in our scenario. When terrain productivity diminishes and normal water shortage intensifies, young people coming from rural areas are often directed away to relieve the burden within the family and to look for new sources of income. This sadly explains why many fresh Gambians have been completely forced to associated with long and dangerous voyage to European countries.
The journey is very risky that many perish at high seas and never reach their final destination. Countless other folks disappear in to immigration detention centers or perhaps vanish inside the sands of the Sahara wasteland.
Individuals who are able to full the voyage are often terminated as economical migrants and sent back house. This feeling of hopelessness and disappointment also supplies fertile surface for smugglers and extremist groups to recruit harmless youths in the criminal underworld.
Young adults do not ought to have this knowledge, they ought to have the chance to like a safe and prosperous future, at home. Creating new employment opportunities that provide young adults with eco friendly incomes and connect those to a revitalized land, healthy and effective environment can be an investment in the foreseeable future of the country. This is a key priority within our National Expansion Plan.
Over the last 10 years, we dropped many of our good friends and creation partners through wrong plan choices, although since the restoration of democracy and very good governance, many of our long-standing companions are all returning work with all of us. We are in the act of rejoining the Earth and the Intercontinental Criminal The courtroom. We are likewise committed to participate in the African Peer Review Mechanism.
We are finishing plans to get a roundtable donors” conference to mobilize helpful the long lasting development of the nation. Your continued support, unification and alliance will be essential to the success of that seminar.
Although the Gambia would not go through provided conflict, the political catastrophe that we knowledgeable came due to decades of bad governance, weak state institutions, guideline of fear, and developing intolerance. I was on the edge of personal violence and armed turmoil.
We therefore express our deep appreciation to the United Nations Office for Western Africa, Un Peace Building Commission as well as the Peace Building Support Workplace for your initial critical support that they have delivered to my own country.
Your extended support in the areas of transition justice and security sector reform likely will go a long way to entrenching peace, justice and democracy inside the Gambia.
There is none a shortage of ideas neither that of assets to fix the main problems facing the human contest. What happens to be scarce is a political will and except if adequate resources are invested, the tempo of creation will remain slow and little impact attained.
It can be against that backdrop that we am askin the private sector to emulate philanthropists for their generosity towards the most isolated, marginalized and starving sections of the earth, providing a safe drinking water supply, roads, electricity, health care and education, step to regaining human dignity.
The pursuit of peace and security in Africa and the world will always be a major foreign policy aim for The Gambia. We all will follow good neighborliness and co-operation with the sister Republic of Senegal and the countries of ECOWAS will stay strategic lovers. West Africa is within the march towards consolidation of its democratic gains but as a region we are facing significant threats to our peace and security. Terrorism, extremism, spiritual intolerance, prepared crime and drug-trafficking are seriously shorting our development efforts. Recent attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d’lvoire as well as the Sahel on the whole underscore the urgent dependence on greater regional and foreign cooperation in addressing these types of challenges.
The not caring, the injustices, and the indignities in isolated parts of the earth create actual threats to global tranquility, prosperity and democracy. We need to take greater and bigger steps to close the space between the North and To the south as the world is too imbalanced.
We all remain deeply concerned the fact that Israeli-Palestinian issue still flies in the face of resolution. My own Government strongly subscribes towards the idea of a two-state option, for the two peoples to live side by side in peace and harmony. We therefore contact the UN Secretary-General to vigorously follow this formula in the interest of long lasting peace.
Mr. Chief executive
In our foreign policy and as part of each of our historic a friendly relationship, we fully recognize the one-China coverage. The Peoples’ Republic of China is the sole representative of the Chinese persons and an absolute friend in the Gambia. Our two countries continue to reinforce cooperation on the basis of a win-win approach created on common trust and respect within the framework in the Forum for China-Africa Assistance.
A company like the Un, by virtue of their functions, might always need some amount of reform of its administration systems.
The inter-governmental character of the mandates trusted to the Secretariat requires the presence of trust and accountability among member says and the Secretariat. As you attempt your proposed reforms, all of us stand all set to give you the full support in the interest of your effective plus more relevant community body.
Lastly however, not the least, one of the long-standing concerns is the pending question of Security Authorities reform. Previous Secretary-General Kofi Annan when said that “No reform in the United Nations can be complete without reform with the Security Council”. That remains true today. Africa will never give up its legitimate and historic quest for true representation on the Council and The Gambia fully supports the Africa Union’s demand for the extended overdue reform of the Reliability Council.
Mr. Chief executive
I want to conclude by reaffirming my positive outlook and confidence in our group ability to uplift mankind from your clutches of poverty, to institute a global order of peace, securely held collectively by proper rights, loving, nurturing and tolerating each other. In tune with our Countrywide Anthem, all of us pledge our firm allegiance to these values we hold ever true.
With best wishes in the people of The Gambia – The Smiling Coastline of Africa, I wish you all a successful 72nd Session of the Un General Assembly.
The almighty bless the world, thank you.