Delivers Speech at the UN 2005 World Summit.
Friday, September 16, 2005
New York, 16/9/2005, (Communication & Information Division
- Royal Hashemite Court) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on
Friday called for the continuation of building a new vision
for a new age where the basics of life and peace are available
for all nations of the world.
In a speech at the United Nations 2005 World Summit in New
York, the King recalled that five years ago, “world
leaders met here to declare a new vision for a new age”,
during the Millennium Summit, stressing that they acted not
a moment too soon, but it came at a time where humanity witnessed
“the dangers of a global system that excludes people
- especially youth - from opportunity and hope”.
Majesty added that ''The people of the world are looking to
us: to bring our nations together, to act with urgency, and
to achieve results''.
King Abdullah noted that
Jordan achieved tangible progress towards achieving the eight
goals of development set by the Millennium Summit, and achieved
gains in the fields of poverty reduction, health, education,
gender equality, the environment and more.
His Majesty considered the
challenges as real and added that there is still much to be
done, ''This effort is only part of Jordan's much larger national
strategy, a comprehensive, inclusive approach to reform and
development'' he added. ''One critical step is to ensure zero
tolerance towards those who promote extremism'' said King
Abdullah, who also added that Jordan has worked with the international
Muslim community to oppose extremist interpretations of Islam.
(H.M King Abdullah II website)