Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern blamed Russia. Invasion of Ukrainein a pivotal speech in New York, called on world leaders to take an anti-nuclear stance and for sweeping reform of the United Nations.
“The only way to ensure that the public is safe from the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons is to keep them out of existence.”
She again warned that the institution risks becoming “pointless” if it fails to act against countries that threaten the peace, and that the tools for swift and collective action are “severely compromised.” ‘ said.
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“There is no better example of this than Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” she said.
“This is a direct attack on the United Nations Charter and the international rules-based system and everything this community should stand for.”
She added that Russia abused its “privileged position” on the UN Security Council to hinder efforts to safeguard international peace and security.
She encouraged leaders to act and ask themselves, “What if it were us?”
“All these are just words for the Ukrainian people who have lost their loved ones, their peace and security and their livelihood.”
New Zealand will continue the “fight” for a global response to the use of nuclear weapons that has had real impact in the Pacific.
“Our history of advocating not only non-proliferation but also the prohibition of nuclear weapons is based not only on what we have witnessed, but also on what we have experienced,” she said.
“It was in our region that these weapons of war were tested. These tests have left their mark on the people, land and water of our homes.”
Paying tribute to Russia, she said, in order to “believe that our cause is nobler, that our people are more willing to be sacrificed, that our people are more willing to be sacrificed,” because of the abuse of arms, one must He said he needed one country.
“I agree, but some may think it is too difficult to get rid of nuclear weapons at this point. There is no doubt that nuclear disarmament is a great challenge.
“But given the choice, and if we were given the choice, we would certainly choose the agenda of disarmament over the consequences of the failure of deterrence strategies with arms.”
Her speech also touched on tackling terrorism and violent extremist content online, the need for collective action on climate change, and better pandemic preparedness.
“We support efforts to develop new global health legislation, strengthened international health regulation and a strong and empowered World Health Organization,” she said. .
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/129982453/jacinda-ardern-declares-russias-war-on-ukraine-as-a-direct-attack–on-everything-this-community-stands-for-in-un-address.html Jacinda Ardern declared in a UN speech that Russia’s war on Ukraine was a ‘direct attack on all that this community stands for’