Panama calls at the UN to give more opportunities to young people

30 September 2015

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela today appealed to the UN member states to offer more employment and educational opportunities to young people and thus prevent them from feeling excluded and being easy prey for organized crime and terrorism.

“The world faces two types of wars: armed conflicts and the one waged every day against poverty, inequality, lack of opportunities and organized crime that generates insecurity and violence in neighborhoods, making many young people feel excluded and are easy prey for organized crime and terrorism networks, ”he said.

“Designing State policies that provide our youth with better education, more opportunities, decent jobs and allow them to grow in safe neighborhoods and communities with adequate public infrastructure is the best tool to face these scourges,” he added.

The Panamanian president intervened this Wednesday in the General Assembly debate and from that rostrum congratulated Colombia and Venezuela for the progress made to normalize their relations and also Cuba and the United States, for the rapprochement achieved and pointed out that this process should end with the end of the embargo.

At another point in his speech, President Varela stated that “we all have a commitment to migrants” and called for more efforts to solve the problems that force people to migrate.

Regarding the next climate summit to be held in Paris in December, he advocated a definitive, universal and inclusive agreement, and proposed that a commitment be included to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Regarding financing for development, the Panamanian president announced his country’s commitment to expand its international cooperation on fiscal transparency and move towards the automatic exchange of information on tax matters on a bilateral basis.

30 September 2015

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela today appealed to the UN member states to offer more employment and educational opportunities to young people and thus prevent them from feeling excluded and being easy prey for organized crime and terrorism.

“The world faces two types of wars: armed conflicts and the one waged every day against poverty, inequality, lack of opportunities and organized crime that generates insecurity and violence in neighborhoods, making many young people feel excluded and are easy prey for organized crime and terrorism networks, ”he said.

“Designing State policies that provide our youth with better education, more opportunities, decent jobs and allow them to grow in safe neighborhoods and communities with adequate public infrastructure is the best tool to face these scourges,” he added.

The Panamanian president intervened this Wednesday in the General Assembly debate and from that rostrum congratulated Colombia and Venezuela for the progress made to normalize their relations and also Cuba and the United States, for the rapprochement achieved and pointed out that this process should end with the end of the embargo.

At another point in his speech, President Varela stated that “we all have a commitment to migrants” and called for more efforts to solve the problems that force people to migrate.

Regarding the next climate summit to be held in Paris in December, he advocated a definitive, universal and inclusive agreement, and proposed that a commitment be included to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

Regarding financing for development, the Panamanian president announced his country’s commitment to expand its international cooperation on fiscal transparency and move towards the automatic exchange of information on tax matters on a bilateral basis.