IIMSAM Middle East Office Observed United Nations Day

Top Quote IIMSAM Middle East Director & Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Naseer Homoud message on United Nations Day. Dr. Naseer Homoud calls upon the Member States to empower the UN enabling it to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by half 2015. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 24, 2010 - Observing the United Nations Day which is marked every year on October 24, Dr. Naseer Homoud Goodwill Ambassador and Director of Middle East office for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council while addressing the media said "The UN has a unique mandate to maintain international peace and security and to determine what should be done when peace is threatened - from mediation and sanctions to military intervention and right now we are at a stage where the number of peacekeeping operations throughout the world is increasing dramatically".

    He further urged that it is the privilege of the world community to have UN on board and the role and efforts of UN while dealing global issues are really commendable and deserves appreciation from all corners of the world. "The observance of UN Day serves as a reminder that the world is our common home and through dialogue and cooperation among all, our problems could be solved", said Dr. Homoud.

    "The Day provides a chance to promote awareness among people of the world regarding aims and achievements of the United Nations", said Dr. Homoud. He further stressed that the United Nations has worked hard since its establishment, alleviating suffering in every part of the world and strengthening the mechanisms of international cooperation. "It has taken several remarkable steps forward in the common struggle of all nations for development, security, and human rights" added Dr. Homoud. He further urged "since its inception the United Nations has consistently demonstrated its central role in the maintenance of international peace and security and in advancing the development agenda".

    Dr. Homoud appealed world community specially peoples all across the globe to support the United Nations. "Encouraged to manage tasks with even greater determination, the United Nations relies on the peoples of the world to move forward and to work together to face all these challenges successfully, for the nations it exists to serve in the present and future generations", said Dr. Homoud.

    Dr. Homoud said "we live in an interconnected and interdependent world where security, human freedom and economic development are also interlinked. Growing interdependence has called for shared responsibilities, common commitments, collective strategies and concerted efforts. IIMSAM feels that only a strong, credible, effective, efficient United Nations is capable of managing intertwined challenges and threats; and promoting social and economic progress with full respect to justice, freedom and equality. IIMSAM's long-standing participation in the UN Millennium Development Goals stands as a clear manifestation of our commitment to the core principles of the United Nations".

    He called upon all members of UN and its all agencies to come out with revised plans and mechanism to deal with all emergent crises like human rights violation, poverty, hunger, malnutrition, global warming, epidemic, and food shortage among others. The activities of the United Nations in maintaining and building world peace and security, the process of global disarmament, stimulating a balanced economic and social progress, and developing human rights protection, to fight world hunger, poverty and malnutrition, to mention some of the more important, are still a proof of the UN's dedication to the dialogue from which no one should be excluded. "Although global challenges have changed significantly since the founding of the UN, its basic goal remains the same - to build trust among the nations of the world. Let us join today, and not only today, all of those who selflessly promote the ideas of the UN community" he urged.

    IIMSAM is calling on world leaders to work together with diverse actors, in new ways, to build on successes and finish the job they have started, arguing that if development commitments are not addressed poverty, hunger and conflict may further exacerbate global financial and economic instability. We must make greater efforts to mobilize the resources necessary to meet the Millennium Development Goals and this would be a wise investment for the future and if we fail it will only make our task in the future much more difficult and much more costly, asserted Dr. Homoud.

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