Our claim is a rightful one. The South Asian region has four of the 10 Test-playing nations and a large part of the money earned from cricket comes from here, so there is good reason that every third World Cup be held here. Our proposal is not about India alone. To see matches being held in more countries would mean more crowd participation.
We believe it is time for the United Nations Security Council to look at a Chapter 7 resolution. A Chapter 7 resolution compels countries to change their behavior if they are defying the international community. It has the force of international law.
We believe that the poorest nations of the world continue to look to Ireland to set the global standard for commitment to development aid, ... We also believe that there is a substantial support among the Irish people for a compelling and world-leading target, which will express their commitment to a more just and compassionate world.
This will have serious negative repercussions. We call upon the quartet [ the United States, European Union, Russia and United Nations] to exert every possible effort in order to introduce the road map for peace.
[The road map for Middle East peace, developed by the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union,] places obligations and responsibilities on all of the parties, ... We must see the end of terror and the end of violence.