The multilateral organization should move away from “restrictive veto powers towards inclusive legal institutions that can effectively apply and monitor the adherence to the provisions of the United Nations Charter,” the Suriname official argued.
This, according to Lackin, is the only way forward to achieve peace and sustainable development, even for the smallest members of the international community. He further challenged the double standards of the world powers in their approach to certain issues. “Small and vulnerable states like Suriname and its sister nations in the Caribbean, are almost bedazzled by the inconsistent and downright opportunistic arguments used by the powers that be,” Lackin said. Suriname compared the arguments used to invade Grenada against the arguments used to justify military involvement in the Ukraine.