South Africa

Powerful countries dominate global forums such as the UN to the detriment of freedom, justice and equality, ensuring that lofty talk translate into little action, South African President Thabo Mbeki told the General Assembly. He said “the skewed distribution of power in the world ? political, economic, military and technological and social ? replicates itself in multilateral institutions, much to the disadvantage of the majority of the poor people in the world.” While the UN proposes good solutions, he said, wealthy nations respond positively only if it coincides with their own narrow interests. (UN News)

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