CFCO Commemorates Int’l Day of Eradication of Poverty
Monday, October 29, 2007
In commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Children for Children Organization (CFCO) last Saturday organized a symposium at the Girls Guide conference hall in Kanifing.
The symposium was part of CFCO’s sustained efforts in intensifying world campaign for in-depth reform of the systems of international institutions.
Speaking on the theme “The Need and Importance of In-depth Reform of the System of International Institutions in Order to Advance Towards Global Democratic Governance and Take Part in the Resolutions of World’s Problems and Challenges”, Mr. Alieu Darboe, Governance Manager, ActionAid-The Gambia, said the end of World War II had ushered in new international organisations which have created international systems that are oppressive and lopsided.
He pointed out that this international systems have engendered semblance of injustice and imbalance between the developed and the Third World.
To Mr. Darboe, there is an urgent need for reform for the facts that US ‘had hijacked’ the UN and that the trade inequalities between the rich and poor nations are widening. The entire concerned citizens of the world, added he, are out for this struggle.
According to him, fundamental questions such as which urgent proposals required changes, how can a sensible hierarchy of international organisations be changed, how can the global majority co-operate in this crusade and how can the interest of the future generation influence these changes need urgent answers.
“This is required because humanity is facing serious problems. We have not still achieved peace and security in the world and huge number of planet inhabitants continue to live in poverty,” Mr. Darboe lamented.
He asserted that another world is possible where democracy will reign, poverty eradicated and social imbalances things of the past.
The Chairperson of CFCO, Mr. Madi Jobarteh, expressed dismay over ‘the incapability’ of international institutions to execute their duties, ruing the lack of opportunity for less developed countries to have a say in decision-making process of the UN.
Author: By Malamin Conteh
Source: The Point