Vice Foreign Minister intervenes in open debate of the Security Council of the United Nations
20 de Enero de 2015 - 11h37
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The Vice Foreign Minister Leonardo Arízaga, spoke at the ministerial level open debate on “Inclusive Development for the maintenance of international peace and security” meeting chaired by the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet.
President Michelle Bachelet, in her capacity as President of the Security Council of the United Nations for the month of January 2015, organized an open debate on “Inclusive Development for the maintenance of international peace and security” in order to provide talks and adopt a Council presidential statement whose premise revolves around the importance and effective contribution to inclusive development contributes to the maintenance of international peace and security.
The Vice Minister Arízaga referred to the holistic view should achieve sustainable development based on the interdependence of the three pillars of the UN system: peace and security, development and human rights. “In the XXI century peace doesn´t mean just the absence of war. A peace without inclusion or justice is no true peace”.
The Vice Minister said that for Ecuador the main purpose is the human being and not the capital, the main thing is to live well in harmony with nature. Poverty is not the result of lack of resources or natural factors, but the result of unfair and exclusionary systems. The human being remains the most important, so the moral imperative is to bring the human being in poverty, for which “we need a responsible use of our natural resources”.
We promote development based on human talent, education, knowledge and innovation, but also sovereign and respectful of human rights, emphasized the Vice Minister Arizaga.
On the other hand, the Ecuadorian delegate unveiled the achievements that Ecuador has achieved over the past eight years empowering the state, allowing you to plan, design public policy, regulate, control and redistribute wealth.
Thanks to this great effort, said Vice Minister “have reduced national income poverty by 15 percentage points; raised levels equal 8 points according to the GINI coefficient; universalized basic education; multiplied by three attentions in the public health system; guaranteed free and consolidated the highest investment in Latin America in higher education; we have expanded the supply and quality of public services; made visible unpaid domestic work; increased social security for about 1 and a half million Ecuadorians i.e. 10% of the population; while we have the largest public investment in Latin America and the Caribbean”.
“The Government of Ecuador has opened a new era and now the country is armed with ideas, a lot of faith, self-esteem and sovereignty”.
With this background, the Vice Minister considered essential to create a new international economic order, based on a system of trade, justice and solidarity with developing economies, and a new international financial architecture that prioritizes projects environmental conservation and social inclusion, which help to food sovereignty and to ensure the reproduction of the cycles of life.
Topics such as post Agenda 2015, the challenges of climate change, the serious problems facing small states, among others, require us to look at how inclusive development linchpin of the action gets into the States, on the cooperation between them and the consolidation of peace.
Vice Foreign Minister reiterated the urgent need for progress in the reform of the UN, for “this Organization more democratic, efficient and transparent”.
Finally Vice Minister Arízaga reiterated the importance of inclusion in political stability, democratic governance and developing countries. “Fighting the source of exclusion, we generate early warning mechanisms in this field. I think we should learn from good practices. My country is willing to share their experiences and learn from other successful models”.
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