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Friday, April 18, 2008

UN power too concentrated, Pope says

UNITED NATIONS – Pope Benedict told diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that respect for human rights was the key to solving many of the world's problems, while cautioning that international co-operation was threatened by "the decisions of a small number." Addressing the General Assembly on his first papal trip to the United States, the pontiff described the work of the UN as vital, but raised concern that power is concentrated in the hands of just a few countries.
"Multilateral consensus continues to be in crisis because it is still subordinated to the decisions of a small number," said Benedict, speaking in French. UN power too concentrated, Pope says


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