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Uniting for Peace Resolution must be invoked to prevent the potential US initiated/led invasion of Iran PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 October 2007 05:55
Uniting for Peace Resolution must be invoked to prevent the potential US initiated/led invasion  of Iran 

PEJ News- Joan Russow- Global Compliance Research Project - Undoubtedly, the UN Security Council with the US veto could never initiate or pass a resolution opposing any US initiated or Led invasion of Iran. There is a provision under The United for Peace resolution for the UN General Assembly to act to condemn the potential invasion of Iran.

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 "The 'Uniting for Peace' resolution gave the General Assembly a broader

role in questions of international security. Under the terms of the

resolution, "the General Assembly shall consider any matter on which the

Security

 Council fails to reach unanimity and make appropriate recommendations to

the Member States."

 

To fulfill this role, and to prevent the current scourge of war --the

fundamental purpose of the Charter of the United Nations-- the member states

of the United Nations should be urged to call for an emergency UN General

Assembly session invoking the Uniting for Peace Resolution.

 

The Uniting for Peace Resolution affirms the following under the  Charter

of the United Nations:

 

(i) To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take

effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to

the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches

of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity .with

the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of

international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the

peace, and

 

(2) .. to reaffirm that it remains the primary duty of all Members of the

United Nations, when involved in an international dispute, to seek

settlement of such a dispute by peaceful means through the procedures laid

down in Chapter VI of the Charter, and recalling the, successful

achievements of the United Nations in this regard on a number of previous

occasions, finding that international tension exists on a dangerous scale,

 

 

Under the Uniting for Peace Resolution,  failure of the Security Council to

discharge its responsibilities on behalf of all the Member States,

particularly those responsibilities referred to in the two preceding

paragraphs, does not relieve Member States of their obligations or the

United Nations of its responsibility under the Charter to maintain

international peace and security.

 

We  concur with the UN General Assembly in its Declaration of the Right of

Peoples to Peace  that  to ensure the exercise of the right of peoples to

peace demands that the policies of States be directed towards "the

elimination of the threat of war ... the renunciation of the use of force in

international relations and the settlement of international disputes by

peaceful means on the basis of the Charter of the United Nations (3.

Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace approved by General Assembly

resolution 39/11 of 12 November 1984): and that the preservation of the

right of peoples to peace and the promotion of its implementation constitute

a fundamental obligation of each State (2. Declaration on the Right of

Peoples to Peace approved by General Assembly resolution 39/11 of 12

November 1984)

 

We  also concur with  the UN General Assembly in its adoption at the UN

Conference on Women of the statement that "the threat to peace resulting

from continuing international tensions and violations of the United Nations

Charter, as well as wars, armed conflicts, gross violations of human rights

are major obstacles to human progress, specifically to the advancement of

women". (Para, Nairobi Forward looking strategies for the advancement of

women, 1985)

 

We urge all members of civil society, and all member states of the United

Nations to request an emergency session of the UN General Assembly invoking

the Uniting for Peace resolution  to immediately end the current invasion of

Iraq, and to support an extended role for the  inspectors to eliminate

weapons of mass destruction.

 

No member state of the UN General Assembly should ever be deter from

exercising its fundamental duties under the Charter of the United Nations

and under the rule of international law.

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