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Employ More Caribbean Women in Conflict Mediation, Trinidad FM Tells UN

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 27, 2011

Above: Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Trinidad Foreign Minster Dr Surujrattan Rambachan called for the UN to recruit more women as mediators, especially from small island developing states like those in the Caribbean, saying that women must play a key role in conflict resolution and prevention.

Rambachan was speaking in his address to the UN General Assembly yesterday in New York.

He also said that an equitable distribution of resources and greater political participation could help ease discontent among young people globally.

“In a world linked by social media, the risk of a peoples’ uprising that transcends continents and borders is real,” he said. “It is a kind of social chaos which we must prevent.”

“The world must now more than ever allocate its resources equitably, ethically sustainably and transparently.”

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