Kagame warns: Imposing inappropriate Political standards â€˜Unacceptableâ€™
President Paul Kagame has said; applying one sided standards or imposing inappropriate ones is a serious challenge to International Community.
The President said this while addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
Kagame advised the UN General Assembly that Cooperation is the only way forward, saying the new consensus on sustainable development is incomplete as it lacks a shared definition of the political legitimacy required to sustain the international order.
â€œThese moral hierarchies and prejudices are still with us contributing to the mismanagement of political change and corroding the trust upon which effective multilateral cooperation dependsâ€ President Kagame said.
He remarked on the divergence of visions that he noted is â€œrooted in history when world powers created the UN 70 years agoâ€ That the Independence for colonized peoples of Asia and Africa was not on their (World Powers) agenda. â€œWe were seen as people who still needed to be looked afterâ€ Kagame remarked.
The President criticised some multilateral institutions that he noted, are used to gain credibility for biased attacks against countries; questioning why such a scrutiny is seemingly considered needless.
President Kagame cited an example on an international refugee law that he said, it has â€œbarely been a factor in the current crisis as if the purpose all along was just to keep the refugees encamped far away from developed countries than to protect the rights of people fleeing persecutionâ€.
President Kagame also reminded the UN General Assembly that extreme poverty is never going to be enough to fulfill our ambitions.
â€œThis new compact is about prosperity and it recognizes that the only sustainable future is one that includes all of us. It could hardly be otherwise.â€ He noted
The Head of State reminded the International Community that the creativity and dynamism of billions of people is already transforming the world for the better.
â€œResponding to these challenges will put the United Nations at the centre of global affairs as never before in the generation head,â€ he insisted
Kagame warned thatÂ matters of principle should not become associated with domination and disdain because when that happens; â€œthe basis for joint action in multilateral system is compromisedâ€.
â€œWe have nothing to fear from high standards and the only stability worth having is one based on good politics that delivers real results for citizens and facilitates peaceful changeâ€
Kagame further stated that no country or system has a monopoly or wisdom much less a claim to moral superiority.
â€œWe have made good commitments now we must make good on these commitments. Building a community of shared purpose capable of doing so starts with recognition of our equalityâ€ Affirmed Kagame