NAM reaffirms its commitment to multilateralism and to the UN

In the exercise of the Protempore Presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela intervened this Friday at the Open Debate of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), on the “Strengthening of Multilateralism and Role of the United Nations”, in which the Movement reaffirmed that multilateralism, the UN, its founding Charter and the norms of international law are essential tools for the preservation and maintenance of international peace and security.

“The Movement considers the United Nations, the only global body with universal membership and undisputed legitimacy, as the central multilateral forum to address global issues and the most pressing challenges that the states are facing today, including those related to international cooperation for economic development, social progress, with peace, security, with the peaceful settlement of disputes, with human rights, the rule of law, cooperation and the creation of consensus among States”, said the presidential commissioner for the affairs of NAM, Samuel Moncada.

Likewise, the NAM member states reiterated their concern about the tendency of some States to appeal to the imposition of unilateral measures, which undermine the Charter of the United Nations and international law. In this sense, the NAM opposed to the use of warmongering threats and coercive measures as a mean to achieve political objectives.

“We express our concern for civilian victims of the usage of force or the imposition of sanctions, including those authorized by this Security Council. Within the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, we call upon all States to promote the principle of the non-use of force and the peaceful settlement of disputes as a mean to achieve collective security, and not that of the threat by the use of force”, said Ambassador Samuel Moncada.

In this regard, the NAM member states urged the Security Council to consult the International Court of Justice so that its decisions are in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

The 120 Member States of NAM stated that the current global challenges must be addressed in a fair, equitable manner, by the entire international community, and on an equal terms.

Finally, the Movement reaffirmed its intention to work for the establishment of peace, prosperity, and a just and equitable world order, while renewing its commitment to the consolidation of a multipolar world, through the strengthening of the United Nations and the multilateral processes.


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