IPSEs IN THE LAST 24H
  • Volker Türk
    Volker Türk “Russia's full-scale armed attack on Ukraine, which is about to enter its third year with no end in sight, continues to cause serious and widespread human rights violations, destroying lives and livelihoods. The invasion has exacted a horrific human cost, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians.” 1 hour ago
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov
    Tymofiy Mylovanov “In 2022, the [US] administration [of Joe Biden] submitted funding requests in the spring, almost immediately after the invasion. But in 2023, it waited until mid-fall to announce what it plans to submit. Avdiivka demonstrates the cost of these political delays: human lives, lost territory, and encouraged Russia. If that's the plan 'to be with Ukraine as long as it takes', then the US delays in aid have just prolonged the war.” 3 hours ago
  • Dmytro Kuleba
    Dmytro Kuleba “The era of peace in Europe is over. And every time Ukrainian soldiers withdraw from a Ukrainian town because of the lack of ammunition, think of it not only in terms of democracy and defending the world-based order, but also in terms of Russian soldiers getting a few kilometres closer to your towns.” 3 hours ago
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#UN Security Council

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“This is a humanitarian catastrophe that has proved the failure of the international community and the UN Security Council to put an end to Israel's gross violations of international humanitarian laws, and prove the dual standards adopted by the world. We are certain the only cause for peace is the end of the Israeli occupation and illegal settlements, and restoration of the established rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of the state on 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

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Saudi Crown Prince
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“Pyongyang presumably notified Tokyo of the impending launch because the rocket may fly over Japanese territory, and the Kim regime wants to claim it is conducting a legitimate space program. But the notification does not appear to meet international standards, and any North Korean satellite launch is illegal under UN Security Council resolutions that ban North Korean ballistic missile tests.”

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Professor at Ewha University in Seoul
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“The days of North Korea disguising ICBM activity as satellite launches were long-gone. Kim's blatant violations of UN Security Council resolutions showed that his goal was to make North Korea a full-fledged nuclear power and demand concessions from other countries.”

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Professor at Ewha University in Seoul
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“There are many who welcomed the announcement but there are others who raised questions whether this would be a problem for diplomacy going forward. Now you have the head of state of Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, who is now a wanted man by the ICC. This is going to be a headache for some of those who are going to have to deal with President Putin. How are other countries going to deal with him? Will President Putin be able to travel? Will the UN meet a man who is now wanted with an arrest warrant for him to be sent to The Hague?”

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Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor
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“Any nuclear test would be in complete violation of UN Security Council resolutions [and] there would be a swift and forceful response to such a test. The entire world will respond in a strong and clear manner. We are prepared.”

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US Deputy Secretary of State
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“Al-Assad coming to the UAE, shortly after the Gulf Arab country voted to abstain from a UN Security Council resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine last month, tells us that the Emiratis are very serious about asserting their autonomy from the United States. The leadership in Abu Dhabi is very confident that it can take steps that upset Washington, such as welcoming Bashar al-Assad to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, without having to pay a big price in terms of its relationship with the US.”

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CEO and founder of the geopolitical risk consulting firm Gulf State Analytics
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“The UN Security Council vote with important abstention of China, India and UAE and only Russia vetoing, shows international community's rejection that might makes right and demonstrates Russia's disregard for its responsibilities and obligations as permanent member. I call on the entire international community to further join forces and help end Russia's invasion of Ukraine by adopting the related resolution at UNGA.”

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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“The regime's egregious human rights violations, much like its unlawful WMD [weapon of mass destruction] and ballistic missile programs, are destabilizing to international peace and security, and must be prioritized within the Council [UN Security Council]. The modern world has no place for such brutality. And it is time for the Council to address it.”

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President Joe Biden
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“The global paralysis on Ethiopia's armed conflict has emboldened human rights abusers to act with impunity and left communities at risk feeling abandoned. As evidence of atrocities mounts, world leaders should support the creation of an international investigative mechanism and the UN Security Council should put Ethiopia on its formal agenda.”

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Horn of Africa director at Human Rights Watch
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“Russia is important to the Taliban as a lobbyist for their political ambitions. We are permanent members of the UN Security Council. And the new government of Afghanistan wants to get a seat at the UN. Moscow can lobby for the removal of the Taliban from the list of terrorist organizations at the UN Security Council, which, in principle, should lead to diplomatic recognition of the new Kabul government.”

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Russian expert on Central and South Asia
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“The worsening humanitarian situation could turn into a crisis and it is coinciding with a global creeping apathy about the plight of North Korea's people. Sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council should be reviewed and eased when necessary to both facilitate humanitarian and lifesaving assistance and to enable the promotion of the right to an adequate standard of living of ordinary citizens. People's access to food is a serious concern and the most vulnerable children and elderly are at risk of starvation. North Koreans should not have to choose between the fear of hunger and the fear of COVID-19. Essential medicines and medical supplies are in short supply and prices have increased several fold as they stopped coming in from China, and humanitarian organisations have been unable to bring in medicines and other supplies.”

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U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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“Under the current circumstances, the key to breaking the deadlock on the Korean Peninsula and restarting dialogue is that North Korea's justified and reasonable concerns should be taken seriously and addressed. The US should not fall back on empty slogans calling for dialogue, but should demonstrate sincerity and come up with a realistic dialogue proposal. The reversible provisions of North Korea-related UN Security Council resolutions should be activated as soon as possible and necessary adjustments should be made to the existing sanctions, especially those concerning the humanitarian and livelihood of North Korea. This will help restart peninsula dialogue and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. As a close neighbor of the Korean Peninsula, China always supports the two Koreas to improve relations and advance reconciliation and cooperation through dialogue and consultation. We hope relevant measures will play a positive role in improving and developing North-South relations.”

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson
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“We noticed that some terrorist groups have gathered and developed in Afghanistan over the past two decades, posing a serious threat to international and regional peace and security. In particular, as an international terrorist organization listed by the UN Security Council, the ETIM [East Turkestan Islamic Movement] poses a immediate threat to the security of the China and its people. The head of the Afghan Taliban made it clear to the Chinese side that the Afghan Taliban will never allow any force to use the Afghan territory to engage in acts that hurt China. The Afghan Taliban should earnestly honor its commitment, make a clean break with all terrorist organizations, resolutely fight against the ETIM and clear the way for regional security, stability, development and cooperation.”

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Spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry
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“The mandate of Christian Schmidt is illegitimate because the principle of consensus was not respected when proposing his candidacy, nor there was the approval of the UN Security Council. A number of documents - the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH, UN Security Council resolutions, documents of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC) and its Steering Board and, ultimately, established practice - provide for a procedure for electing a High Representative. It is precisely this procedure that our Western partners have always insisted on. And it is clear why. Each time, they had to obtain the approval of the UN Security Council so that the High Representative could use his entire arsenal of powers. As for the consensus, we remind that this procedure was followed even in regard to (former High Representative) Paddy Ashdown, whose candidacy Moscow initially did not agree with.”

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Statement by the Russian embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in BiH in its note presented a position that given that a draft resolution on appointing the high representative, sponsored by China and Russia in the UN Security Council, was not adopted, China considers the appointment of the high representative [Christian Schmidt] illegitimate.”

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Note of the Chinese embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina have waited many years for their elected representatives to legislate this very serious issue [sanctioning the glorification of war criminals convicted by final and binding judgments and the denial of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes]. However, every effort to do so was blocked! During that time, the situation has gotten worse, and is now getting out of hand! By advancing various conspiracy theories, some political leaders are openly praising the finally convicted war criminals, denying that the Srebrenica genocide ever took place, while some ordinary citizens are following their cues and narratives. My conscience dictates that I have no right to end my term while the convicted war criminals are being glorified. I have no right to leave such a situation to the tormented citizens of this beautiful country and to my successor. I have no right to ignore the verdicts of the Hague Tribunal, which was established by the UN Security Council, and I am responsible for the civilian implementation of the peace process.”

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High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“The two ambassadors going back to their posts means more dialogue going forward. Diplomats will tell you you have to be realistic here. Putin has been in power for over 2 decades so you are not going to change how he operates, or how he runs Russia. What you can try and do is to manage that relationship. What the Russians always want is to maintain a seat at the talk table. they are permanent UN Security Council members and they are proud of that. Putin seems very comfortable in that position and it seems he likes the recognition that sitting down with Biden gives him.”

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Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor reporting from Geneva
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“The election of a new High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina [Christian Schmidt] must go through the United Nations Security Council, without which we will consider Christian Schmidt a tourist. If this appointment is not carried out with the relevant UN Security Council Resolution, the High Representative will have no legitimacy.”

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Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency
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“The US doesn't want to give the credit of mediating the Palestine-Israel conflict to China, especially when China is the president of the UNSC [UN Security Council]. This is a key reason why the US is reluctant to let the mediation work go through the UNSC. Every time the UN meets to talk about the Palestine-Israel conflict, the US always sits in the the dock for the defendant, so Washington normally prefers to engage with both sides under the table rather than letting the international community get involved. This is the key reason why any solution or ceasefire between Israel and Gaza or other forces in the region would be temporary. The Biden administration always says its diplomacy prioritizes human rights, especially when interfering in other countries' internal affairs, but when there is horrific human rights disaster caused by its ally's military operations in Gaza, which is an overreaction to Hamas' attack, the hypocrisy and double standards of the US has been exposed again.”

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Chinese expert on Middle East affairs and former Chinese ambassador to Iran
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“Your collective, strong action is needed immediately. I strongly believe that the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, will not let these atrocities keep going on in Myanmar.”

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Myanmar’s UN ambassador
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