UN Decision right on Darfur

Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami has welcomed the leadership shown by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in pressing for a peacekeeping mission to Darfur.

Mr Tami said there was an urgent need for action in the Sudanese region, where 200,000 people have been killed through violence and war.

A joint resolution at the UN by the UK and French Governments has now seen the expansion of an African Union force to quell the violence and bring peace to Darfur.
Mr Tami said: “This is precisely the sort of approach to foreign policy that we will see from Prime Minister Brown.

“Within weeks of entering Number 10 he has secured a vital vote in the UN, which will see up to 26,000 troops and police joining the peace campaign in Darfur.

“In addition, Mr Brown has pressed for a significant increase in the amount we invest in eliminating poverty worldwide, as well as demanding greater access to HIV treatment in the developing world.

“I am hopefully that with the influence of Gordon Brown at the UN, we will see a far more conscience-based approach adopted by the world’s leading powers.”

Mr Tami has a number of copies of Gordon Brown’s speech to the UN, which he would be happy to send to anyone interested in reading it. Please contact 01244 819854 for a free copy.