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It's our world

23.09.2016

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The General Assembly of one of the most important political entities of 20th century – the United Nations, hosted a session this week, starting with a summit on refugees. By doing so, the world organisation attempts to adequately respond to the increasingly acute refugee crisis.

Currently, there are 65 million refugees and displaced persons in the world, and the situation is far from improving. During the New York summit, the heads of EU member states presented new ideas regarding the role of the United Nations during the refugee crisis. It is difficult to predict how the world leaders’ contributions could improve the current situation and what is the role of the organisation in today’s world, which is currently at a crossroads trying to choose the right path. Unfortunately, empty words are all we get when interests of major world powers clash.

Just recently, the world has celebrated the International Day of Peace, focusing on the 17 sustainable development objectives which promote peace as conflicts often arise when people start competing for limited resources. For this reason, Slovenia calls for strict respect for human rights and freedoms, the cessation of hostilities, the resolution of conflicts and the 24-hour ceasefire which all parties in conflict were urged to observe to commemorate the 2016 International Day of Peace. The symbolic meaning of the day without conflicts sends an important message that conflicts can and should be resolved, which means a lot more than just laying down the arms.


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