Friday, 27 September 2013 17:12(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has today accused the United Nation’s Security Council of becoming a barrier to progress, peace and security in the world.
Addressing the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York this morning, Mr Jammeh said instead of acting as an effective mechanism for conflict prevention, and resolution, as well as advancing global security, the Security Council has over the years made lopsided decisions which can only be classified as racist, misguided and unacceptable.
He added that the present trends across the world have cast serious doubts about the effectiveness of conflict prevention and management mechanisms adopted by regional organisations and most especially the UN.
Mr Jammeh said although the UN has over the years adopted countless resolutions, which, if implemented would have made the world a much better place for humankind, some member states have continue to disregard resolutions necessary for the maintenance of world peace and even question or disregard resolutions passed by the world body with impunity.
“Civil strife and terrorism caused by the negative behaviour of some world powers are undermining human security and even the viability of states,” he said. “Poverty, hunger and diseases still decimate countless communities, while our capacity to respond to these manmade humanitarian crises remains discriminatory and inadequate.”
Mr Jammeh added that the weakness of the UN has been recently exposed by the fighting in Syria. He said the organisation has been left incapacitated and unable to make any effective decision on the conflict. Instead, he said decisions are now being made by a few self-appointed gods thereby causing irreparable damage to the social fabric and economies of these countries in conflict.
He added: “The tragedy unfolding in Syria has become a scar on our conscience as a civilised people and this war must be stopped by all means necessary. All that we hear is the talk about chemical weapons and the need to ensure that they are not used by anyone.
“This does not make any sense as long as this barbaric war has not come to an end immediately. Whether chemical weapons are used or not thousands of people would continue to die in the most horrific manner, it is the same horrific and senseless death and our duty is not to choose what form of death is acceptable and what not. Our duty is to stop the senseless and barbaric killings in Syria. We as the UN must end this war immediately otherwise the people of Syria would continue to perish at the hands of these satanic barbaric forces,” he said.
“The UN Security Council and all the powers behind the war in Syria must not only prevent the use of chemical weapons but must also bring this brutal war to an immediate end without preconditions. The Syria war must be stopped and stopped now!”
He therefore called for an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations which he said has been incapacitated by the actions of some member states.
Commenting on his government’s achievements, Mr Jammeh said the Gambia is making impressive gains on some of the targets set in the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) despite serious challenges.
He said his government is on track to achieve the education MDG target for net enrolment in primary education and literacy rate among the population aged 15-24 years.
Mr Jammeh added: “My government has made serious and informed policy reviews to prioritise basic/primary education, while expanding access to secondary, higher and tertiary education with emphasis on improving quality in all areas. We are set to work diligently to ensure we close the gap in gender enrolment disparity and provide free education and an equitable chance for all to be literate.
Threats To Humanity
The Gambian leader said humanity is being threatened by excessive greed, obsession with world domination by any means and homosexuality. He said excessive greed resulted in the colonisation and the plundering of African and Asian human and material resources as well as two devastating wars among the western powers-that-be.
He added Western colonialism in Africa was maintained by subjugation and massive looting of resources in the colonies leading to the impoverishment and destitution of hundreds of millions of colonial subjects. He said human rights, good governance and democracy were forbidden philosophies to Africans during that period and many advocates were sent to the gallows and prison dungeons.
“This was during the colonial era when the African continent was treated like an abandoned game park; and Africans were treated worse than animals,” he said.
“Today, after fighting for our freedom and liberating our continent, we are being prescribed a religion–democracy, human rights and governance by descendants of the same colonial powers. Present day Africans cannot be hoodwinked anymore and we are determined to defend our independence and dignity, and take control of our own natural resources at any cost and by any means necessary.”
On homosexuality, Mr Jammeh said as all living things need to reproduce to prevent being extinct, any person promoting the end of human reproduction must be promoting human extinction.
“Could this be called promoting human rights when you advocate for a definitive end to human reproduction and procreation? Those who promote homosexuality want to put an end to human existence, it is becoming an epidemic and we Muslims and Africans will fight to end this behaviour. We want a brighter future for humanity and the continuous existence of humanity on this planet, therefore we will never tolerate any agenda that clearly calls for human extinction.”
Written by PK Jarju
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