UN condemns unilateral sanctions on Zimbabwe

By Innocent Nxumalo
THE United Nations has condemned the unilateral sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe for subverting the true spirit of international cooperation and negatively impacting on ordinary people’s lives.
Marking the 4th edition of the International Day for Multilateralism in Bulawayo this Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Zimbabwe, Mr Edward Kallon highlighted the undesirable effects of unilateral sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by western countries.
“We have resolved to call on the global community to invest in what we call network and inclusive multilateralism and diplomacy for peace. My position is very clear, Zimbabwe needs to reproduce itself and it can only do that if sanctions are removed, it is so critical to remove the scourge around the people of Zimbabwe,” said Mr Kallon.
Permanent Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Mr Nick Mangwana called on the media to maximise on its ability to drive public support towards multilateralism and global equity.
“International days are an advocacy tool. As a world we have problems and challenges because of unilateralism. The media has a critical role in telling a fair narrative especially on the international front,” said Mr Mangwana.
The economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by some western countries are hindering the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals, including the country’s national aspirations under vision 2030.