The United Nations Decolonisation Committee unanimously approved a resolution calling on Argentina and the United Kingdom to ensure the dialogue process and resume negotiations for a peaceful solution to the Falklands/Malvinas question.
“We would like nothing better than to have a peaceful coexistence with Argentina”, said Falkland Islands Member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short addressing the UN Decolonization Committee.
The people of the Falkland Islands do not want to become part of Argentina and by pursuing its sovereignty claim “Argentina is seeking to colonise the people of the Falkland Islands”, said Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Member Emma Edwards before the UN Decolonization Committee.
The European Union (EU) has urged the G20 club of nations to agree when to scrap their economic support packages. The EU said a coordinated exit from stimulus measures would help restore confidence and reduce the risk that some countries would be disadvantaged.
Brazil’s incumbent candidate Dilma Rousseff took the lead in the country’s presidential race, according to a new poll. Rousseff, President Lula da Silva’s former cabinet chief, is supported by 40% of those surveyed, according to an Ibope poll for the National Industrial Confederation, or CNI, that was published Wednesday in Brasilia.
Two days ahead of the Toronto G-20 summit the US Federal Reserve anticipates it will keep its main interest rate at a near zero level, for an extended period. The Federal Open Market Committee said on Wednesday that subdued inflation and other factors are likely to warrant keeping rates at their historic lows.
Uruguay is considering an alleged Argentine violation of the UN Nuclear Security Convention since it was never notified of the construction of the Atucha II atomic power plant, 100 kilometres to the north of the capital Buenos Aires and which is one of the country’s main public works.
Newly appointed Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman said on arrival in New York that on Thursday he will strongly argue in support of ‘Argentine sovereignty rights over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands’ before the United Nations Decolonization Committee or C24.
While the Brazilian economy is moving ahead at “Chinese rates” the Central Bank reduced its estimate of direct foreign investment this year from 45 to 38 billion US dollars because of the European crisis.
The United Nations Secretary-General said Wednesday that despite the international food, fuel and financial crises, there has been progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, of cutting extreme poverty in half by 2015.