New international order called for

Korean News, 14 November 2001

Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA)—The establishment of a new international order is a very important issue related to world peace and security and the destinies of all the countries and nations in the 21st century, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article. Referring to the tasks to be fulfilled to build this order, the article notes: The establishment of a new international order is chiefly aimed to make the world independent and democratize international relations.

The 21st century calls for establishing a new independent, democratic order in international politics, first of all. All the countries and nations have independent and equal rights as they are equal members of the international community therefore, the principle of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in each other's internal affairs and equality should be applied to the international politics irrespective of the size of countries and the gap between the poor and the rich.ò Every country and nation should be free to choose a system.

The existing international economic relations should be reshaped. The unreasonable international financial and monetary system and unequal trade relations, etc. should be set right as required by the new century. The developing countries are faced with the task to work hard to expand and develop south-south cooperation and establish a new international economic order.

Positive measures should be taken to seek the withdrawal of foreign troops and military bases, realize general disarmament and reduction of nuclear weapons and ensure world peace and security. For this it is necessary to put an end to policy of strength based on the way of thinking in the era of the cold war and interference in others' internal affairs.

It is important to increase the role of the united nations.

The application of double standards should be categorically rejected in U.N. activities.

High-handed practices of big countries are overlooked while small countries' measures for self-defence are becoming targets of sanctions and pressure. This impartiality and double standards should not be allowed.

The U.N. should set out a conception and principle on the establishment of a new international order reflecting the will of all its member states.

The establishment of a new international order would have been unthinkable without an anti-imperialist struggle. This order can be successfully established only when a principled stand on the imperialists is firmly maintained and a dynamic struggle against them waged.

The DPRK will make energetic efforts to establish a new international order in the 21st century in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and thus positively contribute to pushing ahead with the cause of global independence.