Delegates of the United Nations General Assembly,
It is a sad truth that we live in perhaps the most dangerous time for the ecology of planet Earth in our history. Nuclear powers across the globe sit poised to strike each other, and environmental degradation from overpopulation, pollution, exploitation and human conflict threatens to damage our world for future generations.
This is perhaps most stark in the increasing number of extinctions of flora and fauna. My own country, Indonesia, knows that well - with many varieties of life large and small at risk. And while we all might hold an opinion on the Vietnamese War, there is no doubt that the region shall need support in reestablishing forests, farms, and wildlife post-war, no matter the outcome.
Therefore, the UN must be ready to act and alleviate environmental problems by assisting member states neutrally, and in an unpartisan manner, never infringing on national sovereignty but encouraging sustainability. This is especially true as the last vestiges of colonial control give way to true independence for the nations of the world.
The resolution therefore:
- Endorses a conference, to be organised by ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council), for E1969. Bringing together experts and conservationists, as well as farmers and fishermen, from across the world this conference - held in a location of the council's choosing - would establish a framework for an overarching Environmental Programme for the United Nations.
- Welcomes support, funding, research and expertise for the future conservation of sustainable growth, the alleviation of poverty, and protection of biodiversity for the good of all.
Dr. H. Roeslan Abdulgani
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations
Indonesia presents the resolution to the UNGA, and votes in favour.