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World leaders must act now!

Sep 26, 2012, 10:05 AM

Delegates from the 193 member states at the 67th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations should not leave New York without taking concrete actions to address the world’s most pressing problems.

The conflicts in many parts of the world need the intervention of the UN soonest, especially in Syria where bloodshed continues.

The regime of President Bashar al-Assad must come to an end now, so that the suffering of the Syrian people can stop.

The conflict going on in Syria is very sad, and calls for international efforts to resolve it, probably not only through diplomacy.

The suffering of the people of Syria must end now, and the international community must be seen doing something effectively, by using all means possible to end the suffering of innocent civilians, mostly women and children.

Our feeling is that probably if what is going on in Syria today was happening in Africa, the Security Council would unanimously condemn it and take necessary actions much earlier.

So, why not in Syria, as happened in the case of Libya?

The General Assembly should take more concrete steps towards addressing the many problems facing the global community.

Poverty, HIV/AIDS, insurgency and food insecurity are serious problems of our time, and the world leaders meeting in New York should do something in solving these and many other problems in the world.

The UN must act now to ensure that it lives up to the objectives and basis upon which it was founded.