Kuwait calls for abstaining from vetoing humanitarian issues

      Published on Saturday, 8 June , 2019      262 Views     
Kuwait calls for abstaining from vetoing humanitarian issues

Kuwait has called for refraining from using veto in humanitarian issues such as allowing urgent humanitarian aid to civilians, medical evacuations and imposing a humanitarian truce.

Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi made the remarks Thursday night in an open debate on the working methods of the Security Council, which was organized by Kuwait in its current membership of the Security Council to improve the work making it more transparent.

It has been a year and a half since Kuwait took over the chairmanship of the Security Council Informal Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions (IWG) with many proposals made by Member States, Al-Otaibi said.

IWG held 15 formal and informal meetings in which many issues relating to the working methods were discussed, including Member States’ proposals.

Al-Otaibi appreciated many of the Member States supporting IWG since Kuwait took over the presidency, especially former non-permanent members.

Improving working methods is crucial to carry out responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security and there have been many improvements over the past 25 years, in procedures, methods, especially after the end of the Cold War, he said.

Communication between the Council and non-member countries, other UN organs such as the General Assembly and the increase of official meetings are clear improvements, Al-Otaibi explained.

Improvements to the Security Council, non-permanent members and other initiatives launched by many groups and States within the framework of the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform.

Kuwait is among the signatories to the UN Security Council Code of Conduct, in which member states of the Security Council undertake not toobject to draft resolutions that deal with crimes against humanity, genocide and war corruptions, Al-Otaibi said.

The open debate, attended by 37 countries, follows Kuwait’s first open debate on the subject, which Kuwait has chaired since joining the Security Council since January 2018.

Category Government | 2019/06/08 latest update at 7:00 PM
Source : Mena FN | Photocredit : Google
Comments Add comment

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Kuwait Media would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Kuwait and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Kuwait Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Kuwait, the Gulf and the world.

Region “critical and very dangerous “ Emir

Region “critical and very dangerous “

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah said Tuesday the foreign ministry has a further…

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability Emir

In Kuwait, King reiterates support for Arab Gulf in safeguarding stability

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, held talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah…

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters Emir

Kuwait raises security alert around oil installments in territorial waters

Kuwait has increased security measures near oil installations and territorial waters amid rising tension between the United States…

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs Emir

Kuwait’s steady hand in Gulf affairs

When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Kuwait March 5 for talks on the Gulf and the region, it was…


Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news


Kuwait lifestyle and lifestyle Kuwait news


Culture news and Kuwait culture news


Sport news from Kuwait and world sport news


Kuwait Events and Events News


Kuwait government News


News from the Emir of Kuwait