Say ‘yes to a world united among peoples, ‘ urges Holy See – UN News
Quoting Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, he said, “it is necessary to pass from the strategies of political, economic and military power to a plan for global peace: No to a globe divided among conflicting powers; Yes, to a world united among peoples and civilizations that respect each other’, ” he said,
Noting that “the great challenges of our time are all global, ” he noted that while problems are more interconnected, solutions are usually increasingly fragmented – fueling tensions, divisions, uncertainty, and instability.
To move forward, the papal envoy upheld the need to recover our “shared identity as a single human family”.
He said that at the UN we are called to work together in order to implement the Charter plus respond to challenges faced by humanity.
Reputation in question
However, the UN’s progress over the past century in reducing global armed conflict has been questioned within recent years, said the particular Cardinal, observing a “perennial logic of self-interest, ” seeking to extend financial, ideological and military influence.
Yet, the Holy See strongly believes in multilateralism and the particular UN’s “irreplaceable role”.
“For that reason, Pope Francis…speaks repeatedly in support of this Organization, while at the same time encouraging a process of renewal and calling on Governments to heed the plea of those countries and peoples, who suffer most from the consequences associated with its current limitations, ” said the Cardinal.
The General Assembly’s focus to revitalize its work reflects “a healthy instinct, for, as time passes, all institutions need to examine themselves, ” continued the papal envoy.
Pope Francis has described the UN’s crisis of credibility as “ideological colonization”, arising from its “apparent impotence in times associated with crisis” and an agenda that frequently shifts focus “to matters that by their divisive nature do not strictly belong in order to the aims of the particular Organization, ”
“The revitalization process must restore focus to those common aims outlined in the UN Charter : peace plus security, human rights, and development, ” said Cardinal Parolin.
He then spoke about the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, including food and fuel price increases; displacement surges; nuclear security concerns; and the particular vulnerability of short-sighted energy policies.
“As always in times of crisis, it is the poorest among us who suffer the most”.
The war had not only undermined the particular nuclear nonproliferation regime, but also presented the danger of nuclear devastation – either through escalation or accident.
The papal envoy also drew attention to the issue of a nuclear-weapon State at war with one that renounced its arsenal for security guarantees, saying that it would discourage other States that possess nuclear weapons from following suit, “complicating the path toward a planet free of nuclear weapons”.
Mixed migration also needs to be addressed through the particular Global Compact for Safe, Regular, plus Orderly Migration , Global Compact on Refugees , and the fulfilment of international obligations in order to generate conditions for people to live in peace, security and dignity in their countries of origin.
“The framework associated with international laws and agreements providing protection to refugees and upholding the human rights of migrants, regardless of status, is under significant strain, ” this individual acknowledged.
“Mixed flows are notoriously difficult to manage, ” and without updating international protection systems and relevant legal instruments “the current chaos that continues to result in countless acts of violence, abuse and increasing loss of life will only get worse, ” warned the Primary.
Meanwhile, the world continues to be “gravely affected” simply by climate change, indicating “clear signs of our failure” to address it – despite overwhelming scientific evidence.
It will be now up to each State Party to key international agreements honour the obligations incumbent upon them and to implement such contracts, ’ the papal envoy said, advocating for political will at the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP 27) in Egypt in order to take decisive and transformative decisions to protect the particular environment through stronger mitigation measures, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows associated with appropriate finance.
Finally, he noted that the Holy See has deposited instruments of accession to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement – becoming a party to both prior to COP27.