The African continent is an appropriate criterion for assessing the performance of a multilateral organization, in other words, its efficiency and effectiveness barometer, said Nasser Borrida, foreign minister, African Cooperation and Moroccan resident Morocco on Tuesday.
“LHe must determine the ability of the multilateral system (…) to meet the needs of developing countries, especially in Africa, ”Borita stressed during a speech at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Italy (Italy):” Multilateral and global governance to better fight and rebuild the epidemic ” .
“We have a choice, a question of reforming diversity rather than simply criticizing multilateral companies in times of global crisis,” he said. Borita noted, “Diversity is our best hope, change it to the level of knowing how.”
According to him, in the current epidemic environment, three areas in particular provide a definitive picture of what diversity is and what it should be: health, international trade and sustainable development.
With regard to health, the WHO must have the potential to be proactive and be a recognized and unchallenged protocol authority. “It should build a global epidemic monitoring and prognosis capability that will enable the system to act as a catalyst for a new, all-inclusive and equitable global health order,” he said.
Second, the multilateral trading system should promote free and efficient trade and help transform the marginalization of developing countries. “For example, it should help developing countries successfully create green and digital transformation,” he said.
Finally, he noted the need for systematic change in funding to achieve sustainable growth. “In particular, it is necessary for developing countries to use strong political will to access fair, appropriate and predictable funding,” he argued.
However, there is something in common with these three areas: Africa, a continent, “represents the appropriate criteria for evaluating the performance of our multidisciplinary system, in other words, the barometer of its performance and its performance”.
Borita argued that the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary system was called into question when the epidemic was most needed, and that the experiment called for a multifaceted multiplier because it revealed a “poly-infection”.
The minister said the epidemic has exacerbated both food insecurity and global poverty, compromising on the achievements of sustainable development goals and undermining education and health systems.
The epidemic has exacerbated inequalities and created new ones, which act as a “balance” between countries and between women and men, local people, refugees and immigrants.
But it was also a wake-up call for diversity, which revealed how crises can be a fertile ground for innovation, said Bromida.
He added, “Epidemiology must act as a catalyst for the multifaceted transformation we advocate, the diversity of unity, the all-encompassing diversity, the current fragmentation of multifaceted elements, the diversity of pragmatism, the onslaught of actions and decisions.”
The G20 foreign ministers will meet in Modera, southern Italy, to discuss humanitarian and environmental issues.
The first session is dedicated to diversity, sustainable development and international trade. At the center of the second session of this ministerial meeting will be the development of the African continent.