The Republic of Honduras (La Republica De Honduras) is a nation whose world view is rooted firmly within their Roman Catholic heritage. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, Honduras strives for peace and harmony throughout the world. Though we recognize our country’s relatively small size, we feel it is our and every country’s responsibility to do what is necessary to improve our world. Within our own borders, our President, Carlos Roberto Reina, has taken steps to improve the lifestyle and well being of our people by pursuing a “Moral Revolution.” The principals embodied in this revolution are the very same principles that must be instituted on a global scale. Therefore, it is with great pride and honor that the Republic of Honduras, as a member of the Security Council, ECLAT, G-77, IDB, PAHO, OAS, and the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, will state its position onthe following global issues: all women’s rights issues, nuclear weapons testing, the size and composition of the security council, environmental regulation of industry, and all Social and Humanitarian Committee topics. Though our economy is weak, the strength of the Honduran family gives us more power than any amount of money.
The foundation of this strength is the mother, the wife, the woman. It is with this principle in mind that all soldiers in the “Moral Revolution” clamor for women to lead our charge. But how… How can women succeed without the proper education and rights The fact is they can’t. Women must receive equality in all facets of life. There cane absolutely no exceptions.
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It is asinine to think that women should receive inadequate health care or wages, based simply on gender. Since women are an integral part of our country and our country’s success, it is only fitting that they should have the right to defend the country that they help build. The soldiers of our “Moral Revolution” will never lose sight of the enemy, and wil never revert to civil war, revert to domestic violence. The few cowards who stray will be branded, will be punished. Based on that philosophy, Honduras urges, nay, demands that all nations stand firm against any type of domestic violence. In addition, the empowerment of women begins with improvements in natal and pre-natal care.
Obviously, no pregnancy should ever occur out of wed-lock, and once conceived no fetus must ever be aborted. When a women is pregnant it is societies responsibility to ensure that both the mother and the un-born child receive the best possible care. Honduras believes that women cannot make it alone. They cannot work, and parent, and care for the elderly, without the backing of a caring society. Simply put, Honduras fears its larger neighbors. The thought that at any moment one nation may acquire nuclear weapons, quite frankly terrifies us.
The only way to prevent the acquisition of nuclear arms is to institute complete cessation of nuclear weapons testing. Only then, can we truly begin to rid the world of nuclear weapons. As a member of the Security Council of the U. N. we feel that it is imperative to increase membership for the sake of more diversified representation. We align with the country of Italy in the belief that a larger U.
N… Security Council would have greater moral authority in the world and would make the U. N… more effective. It would be a shame if the pristine beauty of Honduras was to be tarnished by industrial pollution.
Along the same lines, any industrial pollution anywhere in this global sanctuary is disgraceful and hideous. That is why Honduras will carry the flag, to fight for clean air, land, and seas. It is our moral obligation. One of the obstacles that faces our country on the path to economic stability is a population with a staggering percentage of working poor. Since other nations share our problem, we strive to create higher paying jobs in a global economy. The children of today are the workers of tomorrow.
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Thus, our children need to be educated and taught the skills necessary to compete for the jobs of the future. Hand in hand with practical knowledge, the ” Moral Revolution” must be passed on to the next generation of soldiers. Our children must be taught virtues, faith, and honesty. The “Moral Revolution” will help maintain the mental integrity of children growing up in a rapidly developing nation and world. As a beacon of morality, we ask that the nations of the world follow our lead in the peaceful integration of all races. It is Honduras’ number one priority to eliminate poverty in our own country and throughout the world.
We feel that in order to combat poverty we must arm our soldiers, our people with education. Through education, nations can increase the number of jobs their citizens are qualified for. In addition, better educated people will attract high-tech. industry, in turn creating more jobs, more wealth, and less poverty. On the following issues, The Republic of Honduras is currently neutral.
However, this does not indicate that Honduras will abstain from debate and formulation of opinions. The issues are: ethnic violence, Islamic extremism, ethnic tensions in Europe, maritime boundaries, nationalism, consequences of technology, and the enhancement of international economic cooperation. In conclusion, we ask all of our brothers and sisters throughout the world to enlist inthe Army of Virtue, and fight side by side with Honduras in the global “Moral Revolution.”.