Russian President Vladimir Putin has reminded newly arrived foreign ambassadors about the growing challenges and threats confronting the global community and urged them to play pivotal role in ensuring global peace and stability.
The human rights are directly related to environmental security. According to experts, the natural resources and their fair distributions are essential to ensure the human rights. Humans are dependent on the suitable environment for their survival.
The October-November 2017 are the delineating and defining months that present a constitutional moment in the pilgrimage of human rights when some human rights bodies of global and regional visage will sit in judgement at Geneva in Switzerland to assess the degree of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations through the States’ reports, civil society groups’ submissions, country visits, stakeholders’ hearings, webinars, individual representations and conference presentations.
The UN Security Council held its first meeting on Rohingya in nine years last Thursday (September 28, 2017). The language was harshly critical of Myanmar. Secretary General Antonio Guterres described the situation as a "human rights nightmare" and "urged Myanmar to end its military operations". The number of Rohingya refugees has meanwhile mushroomed to more than 500,000.
While there is international outcry to end the genocide over the Rohingyas, Russia and China blocked the UN Security Council’s resolution to stop the crisis. Calculating their economic, political and geo-strategic interests, Russia and China-these two countries have backed Myanmar whenever the UN tried to take any kind of action with regard to Myanmar’s gross violation of human rights.
The United Nations has drawn up a contingency plan to feed up to 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar after some 480,000 fled to Bangladesh over the past month and arrivals continue.
To say Donald Trump's UN speech last week was an embarrassment for his country is to understate the case; to say it made the U.S. a laughing stock is closer to the mark.
Last week saw the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly where world leaders descended upon New York to give their customary speeches, condemn the wrongdoers, praise the well-behaved, strike up deals, and conduct ‘diplomacy.’