Wednesday, September 22, 2010
UNITED NATIONS (Agencies) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says capitalism is on the verge of death and has called for an overhaul of the “undemocratic and unjust” global decision-making bodies.
“Discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approach are facing defeat and getting closer to the end,” Ahmadinejad told a summit meeting assessing progress on achieving UN goals to drastically reduce poverty by 2015.
Ahmadinejad called on world leaders, thinkers, and global reformers “to spare no effort” to make practical plans for a new world order, AP reported.
Ahmadinejad called for fundamental reform of “the undemocratic and unjust” world order.
“The world is in need of an encompassing and, of course, just and humane order in the light of which the rights of all are preserved and peace and security are safeguarded.”
“The demanding liberal capitalism and transnational corporations have caused the suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries,” AFP quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
He added, “Now that the discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approaches are facing defeat and are getting close to their end, all-out participation in upholding justice and prosperous interrelations is essential.”
“The undemocratic and unjust governance structures of the decision-making bodies in international economic and political fields are the reasons behind most of the plights today humanity is confronting,” Ahmadinejad stated, according to Bloomberg.
The past decade, he said, was “unfortunately marred with war, occupation, carnage, wandering and intimidation.”
Decade for joint global governance
The Iranian president called for a new order based on the “divine mindset,” suggesting that the next 10 years be called the “Decade for the Joint Global Governance” and urged all leaders at the UN to plan for its realization.
Ahmadinejad shared the stage Tuesday with world leaders, among them Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The summit on the Millennium Development Goals is assessing the successes of eight measurable goals set a decade ago that were intended to help halve extreme poverty and alleviate hunger and disease by 2015.
Ahmadinejad will address the 192-nation General Assembly again on Thursday during its annual General Debate, in which world leaders traditionally cover issues important to them.
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