CaribWorldNews, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo has warned against what he called `delirious repetitiveness` by many developed nations.
Jagdeo, in his address to the UN General Assembly Thursday, stressed that nowhere was such repetitiveness more evident than in the global economy, which had `catapulted from one calamity to another in recent years, each more severe and pervasive than the previous.`
The Guyana head of state said the world is currently `beset by historical challenges` and urged the international community to learn the lessons of the past.
He urged the international community to relieve, support and restructure the debt of all heavily indebted small countries, and called for bilateral and multilateral partners to provide additional development assistance.
Turning to the issue of climate change, President Jagdeo called on the global community to `shape a solution that is in all our interests,` stressing that many of the building blocks that would lead to such a solution were already in place.
The challenge for the upcoming Copenhagen meeting on climate change would be to turn these building blocks into an agreement, he said, adding that the agreement should be guided by science and by a need to treat all countries fairly.
Guyana and other developing countries, said the President, were concerned whether the wider international community would commit to the scale of financial transfers that all major analyses agree is needed.