Many of the delegates speaking in the United Nations general debate have been concerned about issues connected with the search for solutions in Southern Africa.
Many of the delegates speaking in the United Nations general debate have been concerned about issues connected with the search for solutions in Southern Africa. But other high priority concerns expressed by speakers centre on the economic difficulties being experience by the developing world. Several delegates have spoken of the need for a new world economic order.
SYNOPSIS: Many of the delegates agree there should be structural changes in world economics. Among them were Finland's Foreign Minister Mr. Paavo Vayrynen.
Another who concentrated his speech on world economics was Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Maria Malfatti. He emphasised the economic inter-dependance of the poor and rich nations, and he said economic equality would help bring justice. Economic crisis, he said, was no excuse for not giving economic aid.
Mr. Malfatti announced that Italy would introduce special measures to help the developing countries. He said Italy would double its aid to developing countries, and cancel the debts owed to Italy by the ten least developed countries. The President of Liberia and chairman of the Organisation of African Unity, Dr. William Tolbert called for a better distribution of wealth.