New York, 7 May 2022 (TDI): The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called the world leaders to ‘spare no effort’ in saving lives, reducing suffering, and finding the path to peace.
The Security Council has spoken with one voice for peace in Ukraine for the first time. “As I have often said, the world must come together to silence the guns and uphold the values of the UN Charter,” said Secretary-General in a statement. The UN Secretary-General referred to the Presidental statement released by Ukraine for Security Council.
Today, for the first time, the Security Council spoke with one voice for peace in Ukraine. @antonioguterres welcomes this support and will continue to spare no effort to save lives, reduce suffering and find the path of peace: https://t.co/LLHeGusG4M
— UN Spokesperson (@UN_Spokesperson) May 6, 2022
Meeting with Russian Prime Minister:
The UN chief met with Russian and Ukrainian PMs to resolve their conflict last month. His diplomatic mission paved the way for joint UN-Red Cross humanitarian missions to evacuate 500 civilians from the Mariupol and Beleaguer steel plant in Azovstal.
The Security Council expresses its concern regarding peace and security threats in Ukraine. “The Security Council recalls that all Member States have undertaken, under the Charter of the United Nations, the obligation to settle their international disputes by peaceful means,” the communication continued.
The Council has expressed strong support for the Secretary-General’s efforts to find peaceful solutions to the Russia Ukraine conflict. “The Security Council requests the Secretary-General to brief the Security Council after adopting the present statement,” concluded the statement.
Earlier, Russia has referred to the war in Ukraine as a “special military operation.” The general assembly has adopted two non-binding resolutions deploring Russia’s “Aggression against Ukraine.” The security council also condemned Russia for creating a “dire” humanitarian crisis and demanded immediate, unconditional, and complete withdrawal from the country for the protection of civilians.
The resolution was sponsored by 90 countries and required a two-thirds majority in the assembly to pass. Thirty-five countries abstained from voting, while five countries- Belarus, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Russia, and Syria voted against it on Monday in an emergency session of the general assembly.