"The threats and challenges facing the world today demand our joint efforts to strengthen the international legal order and to rekindle faith in multilateralism and confidence in the United Nations," Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said in his speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, ONA reports.
The Minister said preserving the values of multilateralism and international cooperation, which underpin the United Nations Charter, is fundamental to promote and support the three pillars of the Organization, namely, peace and security, development and human rights. It is our common duty, therefore, to promote and support a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system.
"The objective of ensuring a peaceful, just and prosperous world is hardly achievable if the universally accepted fundamental values, norms and principles are disregarded so as to whitewash aggressions and other illegal actions.
The implementation of resolutions adopted by the principal organs of the United Nations - Security Council and General Assembly, as well as accountability, acquires significant importance in that connection. Apparent disregard of Security Council resolutions containing binding demands cannot constitute an accepted practice in the Council’s discharging of its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
The United Nations, which was established to prevent war and human suffering by binding all its Members through a common rule-based order, plays a central role in ensuring that all involved in addressing peace and security concerns uphold the uniform application of the purposes and principles of the Organization. Support for that role of the United Nations is crucial in maintaining peace, stability and sustainable development," Azerbaijani FM said.