Sunday, September 29, 2013

Armenia Highlights Importance of Cooperation Between UN and Regional Organizations

Citing his own country’s chairmanship of the Council of Europe, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian yesterday highlighted the importance of cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in securing a more just world.  He called the Council of Europe “a key partner of the United Nations in our shared global quest united behind the principles of fundamental freedoms, defence and promotion of human rights and continuous efforts for peace and security.

“The cooperation between these two organizations is also well established in the fields of the fight against racism, xenophobia, hate-speech and intolerance,” he told the UN General Assembly as it wrapped up the first week of its annual General Debate. 
Mr. Nalbandian stressed that the difficulties in that have arisen in implementing the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash extreme poverty and hunger and a host of other social ills by the end of 2015, show that that no country can achieve in isolation the MDGs in the world of growing interdependence and interconnectedness.

(Adapted from a UN press release)

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