Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PM Kamla calls on all to realise mission of the UN

Message from PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar:
 Today, October 24th, the anniversary of the establishment of the Charter of the United Nations, Trinidad and Tobago joins the international community in commemorating United Nations Day.

Founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries and to provide a platform for dialogue, the United Nations facilitates cooperation in international law,international security, economic development, social progress, human rights and achievement of world peace.

On this special international day of observance, on behalf of my Government, I wish to reiterate an important tenet of the United Nations: that all human beings are born with equal inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms. The United Nations is therefore committed to upholding, promoting and protecting the human rights of every individual.

This commitment stems from the United Nations Charter, which reaffirms the faith of the peoples of the world in fundamental human rights and in the dignity and worth of the human person.

Our modern world of some seven billion people poses many challenges that are common to citizens everywhere. The eradication of violence, hunger, poverty and disease, as well as the need for sustainable development, education, security, a clean environment and world peace is both a shared hope of the world’s citizens and a shared responsibility of world leaders.

The recognition of United Nations Day is a wonderful opportunity for humanity, through individual and collective effort, to reaffirm and renew the commitment to work together to ensure a better world for our children and future generations.

My Government remains committed to ensuring security, equality of opportunity and the enjoyment of all human rights for all the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

We seek to safeguard the future of our citizens through initiatives meant to offer hope to the vulnerable, such as the Children’s Life Fund and the Chancery Lane Hospital. The People’s Partnership Government also seeks to secure our children’s future through education via our laptop initiative and moreover, we seek to ensure that the people of Trinidad and Tobago enjoy a sustainable future through our most recent people-centred budget.

I invite each and every citizen of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, to reflect on your particular position and purpose in this world. Together, we must strengthen our democracy and appreciate the sacredness of every walk of life, though different from our own. 

By doing so and by adhering to common community tenets of support and mutual respect, we will come to a better understanding of ourselves and contribute value to a better society for all.

On this special International United Nations Day, as we continue to celebrate our self-determination in this our Golden Jubilee of Independence, I extend sincere wishes for peace and prosperity in Trinidad and Tobago. Let us together see our diversity as strength and celebrate the importance of life and the value of peace.

Happy United Nations Day to all citizens of our beloved Republic.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP | Prime Minister

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