Sierra Leone express commitment to UN efforts aimed at “total elimination of colonialism”

New York (United Nations) 25 September 2020 (SPS)- The Vice President of Zierra Leone, Mr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, reiterated his country’s commitment to UN efforts aimed at “total elimination of colonialism”, in his country’s speech before the UN General Assembly Today.

“Sierra Leone reiterates its commitment to multilateral efforts geared toward the total elimination of colonialism in all its forms and manifestation, and supports the adopted decade plan of action,” he stressed.

He further considered that if “we are to remain true to the fundamental principles of the United Nations that is fit for purpose, then it becomes absolutely necessary to relegate the chapter of colonialism to history within the period 2021- 2030,” adding that “the global paradigm of engagement, partnership, multilateralism, and mutual respect for the aspirations and views of all peoples must prevail.”

On the same vein, he considered that while “isolationist sentiments, geopolitical tensions, and economic uncertainties are escalating, the multilateral rules-based system is severely being tested. The UN Charter remains the foundation for that multilateral system, international cooperation, and global peace and security. It provides the framework for maintaining peace and security, upholding human rights and dignity, promoting sustainable development and international cooperation to tackle both longstanding and emerging challenges.

In view of this, “Sierra Leone reaffirms its firm commitment to multilateralism as embodied in the Charter of the United Nations. We are, in this regard, committed to promoting international cooperation to address present and emerging challenges that confront our world, including our collective engagement in the prevention of conflict as well as advancing durable peaceful settlement of conflicts and disputes,” he emphasized. (SPS)

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