UN’s Ban Urges Caribbean to “Build on Successes of Decolonization”

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Above: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo/Evan Schneider)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Caribbean should “build on the many successes of decolonization,” according to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Secretary General made the call speaking to a UN-sponsored regional seminar in Quito on Wednesday. He was addressing the Caribbean Regional Seminar on Implementation of the third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.

“I encourage you to use this seminar to show how statements of principle can be transferred into action,” he said. “Let us build on the many successes of decolonization.  Let us also retool and rejuvenate our methods of work and become true “enablers” of the decolonization process.”

The seminar this week is being held in the context of the UN’s Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.