Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign affairs minister, represented his country at the 77th United Nations General Assembly on Thursday with a brief Rede In which he demanded reforms to the United Nations Security Council following the failure of the Council to stop the Russian invasion in Ukraine.
“The Security Council has not been able to fulfill the mandate conferred on it by the Charter of the United Nations, as it failed to prevent the war, nor has taken the measures to put an end to the armed aggression, and even less, has managed to route any diplomatic process to seek out a solution through the path of dialogue and negotiation,”The Minister said while pledging that the United States will support U.N. Security Council reforms that would allow for longer-term seats.
Mexico is currently non-permanently a member of the Security Council. It denounced U.N. as paralyzed due to the veto power held by its permanent members. This allows them to block any resolution, decision, or recommendation regardless of whether the majority of Council members agree. Russia, which is a permanent Member of the Security Council UsedIn February, its veto power was used to block U.N. Security Council Resolutions that required an immediate cessation of the invasion of Ukraine.
Other permanent members include the United States of America, France and China.
“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,”Ebrard stated that Mexico and France continue to support the idea that the permanent members of Security Council should abstain from the use of the veto power.
Ebrard made mention of a Russia-Ukraine peace proposal by far-left Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It was a proposal. Presented to the United Nations prior to the Mexican representative’s speech, “involves establishing a Caucus of Heads of State and Government”The task of the team is to find a peaceful resolution for Ukraine’s ongoing Russian invasion through negotiation and dialogue.
Ebrard recommended that the proposed caucus should consist of U.N. SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres (India Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and Pope Francis.
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Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister continued to call for nuclear disarmament in his speech.
“Mexico regrets the lack of political will — particularly on the part of the States possessing nuclear weapons — to reach agreements that allow achieving said purpose,”He stated.
Ebrard ended his talk by affirming that the United Nations must continue to serve as a tool for peaceful resolution of disputes. “We cannot close the door to political dialogue and diplomatic negotiation. The current international tensions are not going to be resolved by force,”He stated.
Mexican representatives concluded their speech by inviting all U.N. members to his address “work together to achieve the peace that we all yearn for.”
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