October 20, 2021
General News

Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter

The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based Order” concept.

Sergey Lavrov told delegates that broad cooperation at the United Nations was “particularly relevant now, when the number of problems on the international agenda, is increasing”.

The range of cross-border threats is expanding everywhere, he said, and “the might-is-right approach is being applied, instead of international law, with increasing frequency. There is no consensus amongst the leading powers as to the principles of the World Order”.

For Russia, he said, it was “obvious that one can only effectively counter threats and challenges through concerted efforts, in strict compliance with the…

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