Ukraine War Proves Security Council Is ‘Paralyzed By Veto’ RS News

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Marcelo Ebrard, the foreign minister of Mexico, represented his country at the 77th General Assembly of the UN on Thursday. Speech in which he called for reforms in the United Nations Security Council after the council failed to prevent the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“The Security Council failed to fulfill the mandate given to it by the Charter of the United Nations, because it failed to prevent the war, and did not take the measures to put an end to the armed aggression, and even less , managed to conduct any diplomatic process to find a solution through the way of dialogue and negotiation, “the minister said, while affirming that his country will continue to support reforms of the UN.

Mexico, which is currently a non-permanent member of the Security Council, has denounced the UN body as paralyzed by the veto power of its permanent members, which allows any of them to block any resolution or decision, regardless of the majority. Opinion in the Council. . Russia, a permanent member of the Security Council, Used Her veto power in February to block a resolution of the UN. Security Council demanding an immediate end to their invasion of Ukraine.

China, the United States, the United Kingdom and France are the other four permanent members who enjoy veto powers on the legal body.

“The paralysis of the Security Council is the result of the abuse of the so-called right of veto by some of its permanent members,” said Ebrard, adding that Mexico, along with France, has continued to promote the permanent members of the Security Council. Refrain from using the veto power.

Ebrard mentioned a Russia-Ukraine peace proposal by far-left Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. the offer, Presented For the United Nations for the speech of the Mexican representative, “induces the establishment of a caucus of heads of state and government” which is set up with the search for a peaceful solution to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine through dialogue and negotiation.

The proposed caucus, Ebrard suggested, should include UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pope Francis.

The Mexican foreign minister continued his speech by calling for nuclear disarmament.

“Mexico regrets the lack of political will – especially from the states that possess nuclear weapons – to reach agreements that allow the achievement of this goal,” he said.

Ebrard concluded his speech by affirming that the United Nations should continue to be a tool of the international community for the peaceful resolution of controversies. “We cannot close the door to political dialogue and diplomatic negotiations. The current international tensions will not be resolved with violence,” he said.

The Mexican representative concluded his speech by calling on all UN member states to “work together to achieve the peace we all long for.”
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