In one of his most important speeches since taking over from his predecessor Andrew Young, American U.
In one of his most important speeches since taking over from his predecessor Andrew Young, American U.N. representative Donald McHenry has urged a solution before the end of the century to the economic discrepancy between rich and poor nations. Speaking on Monday (October 22). Mr. McHenry's theme was also echoed by the Cuban Ambassador, Mr. Ernesto Lopez Paz.
SYNOPSIS: The U.N. General Assembly was debating a special sub-committee report on the dialogue between developed and developing nations. Cuban delegate Ernesto Lopez Paz tressed the need for such talks.
Speaking in Spanish, Mr. Lopez Paz said it was vital that the developed nations find some way in which to share their wealth with less affluent nations. It was time, he said, that the richer countries responded to the "legitimate demands" of the developing peoples and nations for an end both to exploitation of their natural resources and to prevention of their progress towards genuine economic independence
It was only in this way, said Mr. Lopez Pas, that the world could -with difficulty - avoid a social and economic situation with unforeseen consequences for mankind. He therefore urged the U.N. delegates to schedule talks as soon as possible with a view to establishing a structure for the sharing of world resources.
later in the debate, american delegates Donald McHenry agreed on the need for co-operation.