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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

'Nearly 40 countries agree to abolish the right of vetoing UN' - Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN.

'Nearly 40 countries agree to abolish the right of vetoing UN' - Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN. (ukrinform).[GoogleTranslate].

Nearly 40 countries supported the initiative of Paris regarding the voluntary renunciation of the use of the veto in the United Nations, in cases where it is necessary to take urgent measures to stop the massive crimes.

This was stated by Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Jorginho France, responding to a question Ukrinform.

"French initiative on regulation of the veto in cases of mass atrocities have found a very wide response in the United Nations and the international community. Nearly forty countries have officially expressed their support in the framework of the last meeting of the United Nations and many others show interest, "- the diplomat said.

According to him, the decision may be taken in September. "We are actively discussing this issue, in particular in connection with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in September, as a further step in mobilizing the international community", - said Jorginho.

Recall a proposal to voluntarily restrict the use of the veto was made in 2013, French President Francois Hollande. In particular, it is proposed to introduce a special procedure: at the request of at least 50 of the Secretary-General will have to assess the situation, which is submitted to the Security Council. 
If the acts committed are qualified as serious offenses ubiquitous nature, such as genocide or war crimes, will involve a "gentleman's agreement", which provides for the voluntary renunciation of the right of veto. At the same time, this mechanism does not function in cases where national interests are affected by at least one of the permanent members of the Security Council.
As you know, in late July, Russia blocked a UN Security Council resolution on the establishment of an international tribunal on the case of the fall of Boeing MN17, vetoing. Hmmmm.......I see it more as a way to get the 'veto' on the Palestinian state settled.

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