Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020

Kuwait urges UNSC to prioritize mediation in peacemaking

NEW YORK, Kuwait Representative to the United Nations Mansour AlOtaibi

called on the UN Security Council to attach greater importance to peacemaking and

working with partner organizations to solve conflicts.

Regional organizations can play greater roles in brokering peace in keeping with Chapter

VIII of the UN Charter, he said at a UNSC session on "Mediation to Broker Peace."

"It is unfortunate the Council has not paid enough attention to mediation. It should increase

its use of Chapter VI of the Charter," he said.

"It is unacceptable for the United Nations to spend billions of dollars containing and

managing conflicts by deploying peacekeepers when it is more viable to invest in mediation.

"Logic dictates it should prioritize Chapter VI over Chapter VII," he went on.

Ambassador Al-Otaibi pressed the Council to prioritize mediation, giving regional and subregional

organizations more responsibility through Chapter VIII in this regard.

The Kuwaiti diplomat appreciated the efforts of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

to settle conflicts in various parts of the world, and asked him to continue using his offices in

this regard.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Posts You May Like