BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
MORE than 70 years after the Second World War, the world has become an integrated community of eight billion people with international structures in place to maintain peace and order.
On Tuesday, Solomon Islands commemorated the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela said Solomon Islands is confronted with increasing global security challenges that are becoming more complex.
He said Solomon Islands is responding by calling for joint support from all nations.
He said natural disasters, human-induced disasters and diseases have become battles that many continue to fight – and have consumed even far greater casualties.
The threat of terrorism and divisions based on race and religion continue to plague the world today, he adds.
“It is our hope that concerted efforts by all countries in the world can be directed to address these as well.”
Hou acknowledged the efforts by US, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand who continue to lead global actions to address these challenges.
He also adds the United Nations transformed the League of Nations to a community of nations that promotes dialogue and peaceful co-existence.
He commends the role United Nations plays to ensure international law remains upheld.
“The Solomon Islands will continue to lend its effort and support through its participation at relevant international and regional forums for the cause of peace and global order.”