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The proposal to create the “Fund for Fraternity and Welfare in the World”, presented to the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) by the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is receiving “great interest” from many countries, affirmed the Secretary of Relations of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard.
“More than 47 countries signed up to participate in a first roundYes, there is great interest, as soon as that pronouncement has elapsed, numerous regional organizations and countries are making contact with our diplomatic representations to participate in the elaboration of the plan that was discussed and that the president proposed, ”said the Foreign Minister at the National Palace. .
According to what was stated in his visit to New York this Tuesday, November 9, by the Mexican president, the “Fund for Fraternity and Well-being in the World”, aims to lift around 750 million inhabitants of the planet out of poverty. they live on $ 2 a day.
This plan also has contemplated raise about a trillion dollars through a 4% tax on the thousand people and thousand richest companies on the planet and from a fund of 0.2% of the Gross Domestic Product of the countries that make up the G20.
“We think that we are going to have a lot of participation and that Mexico will be in a very important and relevant position to achieve this objective,” the Mexican official confided.
During the morning conference, Marcelo Ebrard, specified that this proposal from Mexico seeks to deliver resources directly to the 750 million poor people and not to governments, They could be distributed through mechanisms such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which could manage direct transfers to beneficiaries.
“Direct delivery of resources said the president yesterday (AMLO at the UN), It is not a program to allocate funds to governments but to people, the objective is those 750 million people ”, he mentioned.
“You have the installed capacity, said the president, there is the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), there are very different institutions that can carry out this. If someone claims that it cannot be, they are lying, because it does have the installed capacity to do so. It is a matter of will and organization ”, pointed out Ebrard Casaubón.
The Mexican official commented that the Mexican Foreign Ministry has the instruction of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to organize and integrate this plan, with all countries, so that it is presented as soon as possible before the UN General Assembly and may be, where appropriate , approved, promoted and executed from the year 2022.
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