ORGANIZATION FOR THE SOLIDARITY OF THE PEOPLES OF ASIA, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA:
More that 4.5 billion human beings living in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the so-called third world, look to this Conference with great expectations and the hope of seeing their aspirations and legitimate demands taken seriously. Crushing levels of poverty, unemployment and other social ills are underpinned by the racist attitudes of countries who, by colonialism and now imperialism, participated in the plundering of our countries. We came here in peace in the hope to be understood so that the gates of the rich and powerful would be opened to the poor. Unless those doors are opened, the people will have to open them themselves. We urge you to remedy the genocide of peoples of the third world, including the people of Palestine.