New York, 14 January 2023 (TDI): The Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN), Munir Akram, has called for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir & Palestine.

The UNSC resolutions provide the exercise of the right of self-determination by the Kashmiri and Palestinian people. The Ambassador suggested such a move would promote international peace and security.

Remarks by Munir Akram

While addressing the 15-member body of UNSC, Munir stated, “The Security Council needs to actively promote the resolution of conflicts and disputes, not simply manage them, much less ignore them.”

He talked about the ‘Rule of Law among Nations’. In this vein, the Ambassador said, “The Council has not been able to secure consistent implementation of its resolutions. These include the resolutions relating to Palestine or Jammu and Kashmir.”

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“In these cases, the right to self-determination is suppressed brutally, and foreign occupations are allowed to persist over several decades. It is essential to elaborate on how this principle can be implemented universally in the contemporary context.” Munir reiterated.

Compliance with UNSC Charter

The Ambassador stated that the international community had passed laws governing the use of force, particularly military force. Munir also noted that the Charter prohibits using force except in self-defense.

Along these lines, he highlighted, “It established principles that have served as a foundation for maintaining world order over the last seven decades and preventing another world war.”

“The Security Council’s resolutions, whether adopted under Chapter VI (pacific settlement of disputes) or VII (enforcement action) of the UN Charter, are legally binding.

The Member States are obliged, under Article 25 of the Charter, to implement the Council’s decisions.” Ambassador Akram noted.

He shed light on the sensitive global security situation. In this vein, Munir said, “Today, world peace, and the international security architecture, is under grave threat.”

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“Several issues need to address. These include promoting universal and consistent respect for fundamental principles of the UN Charter and dealing with the underlying causes of conflicts and disputes, which often paralyze the Council.

To halt the escalating new arms race, and empower the UN and its organs to build a durable structure of international peace and security.” The Ambassador concluded.