African nations needs support to unlock their full potential: GA PresidentListen /
The United Nations should truly prioritize supporting African nations in unlocking their full potential.
That's the message delivered by the President of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić on Monday during a meeting on the report of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for 2012.
Mr. Jeremić stressed the "critical importance" of enhancing coordination between the Secretariat, ECOSOC and the General Assembly.
"We need to ensure that our work is mutually reinforcing and complementary, and that we avoid any duplication of efforts. Here, let me refer in particular to Africa. I deeply believe that in the time ahead, we need to better address its singular needs, so we can effectively bridge the gap between that continent's promise and the reality on the ground. I believe the United Nations should truly prioritize supporting African nations in unlocking their full potential." (Duration: 29")
ECOSOC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
The other five are the International Court of Justice, the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Trusteeship Council and the Secretariat.