Sergey Lavrov informed delegates that broad cooperation on the United Nations was “notably related now, when the variety of issues on the worldwide agenda, is growing”.
The vary of cross-border threats is increasing in every single place, he stated, and “the might-is-right method is being utilized, as a substitute of worldwide legislation, with growing frequency. There isn’t any consensus amongst the main powers as to the rules of the World Order”.
For Russia, he stated, it was “apparent that one can solely successfully counter threats and challenges by way of concerted efforts, in strict compliance with the universally acknowledged norms of worldwide legislation; firstly, the needs and rules of the UN Charter.”
UN should unleash ‘full potential’
He stated the UN itself ought to maintain a “central coordinating function in world politics, totally unleashing its potential of common multilateralism, and legitimacy.”
He stated there had been many current makes an attempt to “diminish” the UN’s function, or make it a “malleable software” for selling egocentric nationwide pursuits.
He criticized what he termed the “Guidelines Based mostly Order” idea, which “the West is persistently introducing to political discourse, versus worldwide legislation.”
Mr. Lavrov stated the current United States proposal for a “Summit for Democracy”, was extra “within the spirit of a Chilly Conflict, because it declares a brand new ideological campaign towards all dissenters”. He stated it contradicted President Biden’s name to cease dividing the world into opposing blocs.
He criticized the USA and Western allies for brooking no dissent over what makes up the democratic consensus and referred to as on the US to not impose it’s “growth mannequin” on others, arguing that the Guidelines Based mostly Order was “based on double requirements”.
He stated the use of unilateral sanctions and restrictions by international locations, undermined the prerogatives of the Security Council and the UN-centred structure that was formed within the aftermath of World Conflict Two, which has “repeatedly confirmed dependable insurance coverage towards disastrous situations within the face of worldwide challenges. The world wants unity relatively than a brand new divide, he stated.
“Russia strongly advocates for rejecting any confrontation and stereotypes, for becoming a member of efforts to unravel the important thing duties of growth”, added the veteran diplomat.
He referred to as on the Safety Council to be reformed, and adapt “to the truth of the polycentric world order by enlarging it with elevated illustration of Asia, Africa, and Latin America”, and take “real collective motion.”
P5 summit name
He famous President Putin’s proposal to convene a summit of the everlasting 5 members of the Council – China, France, Russia, the USA and United Kingdom – for “a frank dialogue on world stability points.”
All international locations, he stated, are in the identical boat with, shared pursuits, and wish to make sure that “the boat stays safely afloat on the waves of worldwide politics.”
In working collectively regardless of variations, and for the frequent good, it needs to be potential to fulfil the honourable mission of the United Nations, to save lots of this present technology “from the scourge of warfare and succeeding generations too, from warfare starvation and illness, constructing a extra peaceable, secure and democratic future for all. In conclusion let me suggest a hashtag, #UNCharterIsOurRules.”