Statement by MR. ALFRED-MAURICE DE ZAYAS: Seventy-second session of the General Assembly

Mr. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas delivered an outstanding, timely and important statement to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner

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Statement by MR. ALFRED-MAURICE DE ZAYAS

Independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

Seventy-second session of the General Assembly

Item 73 (b & c)

NEW YORK

18 October 2017

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Distinguished Chair,

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,

This is my sixth and final report to the General Assembly in my function as Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order.

The report responds to the invitation contained in General Assembly Resolution 71/190[1] “to continue [my] research into the impact of financial and economic policies pursued by international organizations and other institutions on a democratic and equitable international order, in particular by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund”. While my report to the Human Rights Council, presented on 13 September 2017, focuses on the policies of the World Bank Group, the present report to the General Assembly is devoted…

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