NAM Reaffirms the Need for a New Global Human Order

The New Global Human Order, supposed to be a brainchild of Late Guyanese President Dr Cheddi Jagan, and tabled by Guyana before the United Nations General Assembly on November 24, 2000 was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in October 2010.

The Resolution, which was first discussed in the General Summit at its 55th session in 2000 was envisioned to promote multilateral approaches to the solution of global problems through the adoption of a holistic frame­work of development that focuses on integrating the economic, environmental, social, cultural and politi­cal aspects of development experiences and to identify critical gaps that needed to be addressed in the fashioning of this holistic approach. The operative party of the Resolution emphasises the need for a broad-based consensus for action within an overarching framework towards the achievement of the goals of development and poverty reduction.

During a World Summit on Social Development held in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 6-12 1995, Dr. Cheddi Jagan put forward his vision, mandates and proposals on the new Global Human Order. He stated that his principle of a New Global Human Order was founded “expressly on the requirement for guaranteeing to every woman, man and child the rights, respect and recognition that have been so well underscored by international agreements; for ensuring accountability and transparency in governance; for securing the physical and material well-being of people through economic growth and development; and for facilitating these objectives through a global compact that assures support for their attainment.

Much of the aims and objectives of the New Global Human Order are in consonance with that of the Millennium Development Goals, which is aimed at poverty eradication, growth with equity, the expansion of productive employment, the promotion of gender equity and social integration. The New Global Human Order also calls for a long term strategy that is people-oriented and aimed at promoting their social and economic wellbeing, with a broader objective to eliminate the disparities between the rich and the poor both between and within countries. The Non-Aligned Movement has reaffirmed the need for a New Global Human Order, which is aimed at reducing the disparities between the rich and the poor, both among and within countries through the promotion of poverty eradication, full and productive employment and decent work, and social integration. Non-Aligned Movement has welcomed the adoption of UN Resolution of 10 December 2010 on “The role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order” which stressed the multidimensional nature of inequality and unequal access to social and economic opportunities require a concerted effort by nations to eradicate poverty, promote sustained, inclusive, and equitable growth and sustainable development, and the full enjoyment of human rights.

The Resolution affirmed the commitment to sound policies, good governance at all levels, and the rule of law, to mobilize domestic resources, fostering international finance flows, assuring long term investment in human capital and infrastructure, promoting international trade as an engine for economic growth and development, promoting universal access to social services and establishing social protection systems.
NAM recognises the vital role that the New Global Economic Order towards address inequality at all levels, in particular within the United Nations framework, as a contribution to on-going efforts to achieve the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.

NAM recognise that inequality within and among countries is a concern for all countries regardless of their level of development and that it represents a growing challenge with multiple implications for the realization of economic and social potential and the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and stresses the need to address the persistent and significant disparities between developed and developing countries and inequalities between the rich and the poor and between rural and urban populations. In view of these factors, NAM recognises the significance of achieving a new Global Human Order.

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