Resolution on Mozambique

BRUSSELS COUNCIL - Platform for global progress, 10-11 April 2000

Original: Portuguese

Following the floods which devastated Mozambique last February causing the death of more than 700 people and the evacuation of entire populations from their neighbourhoods and the destruction of a considerable part of the country's infrastructure, and

considering that Mozambique has made considerable efforts not just in the task of consolidating democratic institutions but also in the adjustment of its economy and the fight against poverty,

The Socialist International,

appeals for solidarity with Mozambique and welcomes the measures already undertaken by some governments, namely in the cancellation of debt;

appeals for other governments to follow that example of active solidarity by themselves cancelling debt;

and appeals to the multilateral institutions, in particular to the UN Development Programme, the World Bank and the European Union, to redouble their efforts to aid the rehabilitation of the infrastructure destroyed by the catastrophic weather conditions.