Global Affairs

Sep 21, 2017

There is immense verbal rift on between nations at UN general Assembly’s annual session. The United States, Iran, North Korea and Myanmar are among the chief contenders this year. Each of them is bullying the world nations without paying any heed to what UN Charter says about peaceful settlement of disputes. Here, we shall evaluate it. Chapter-6 of the UN charter comprising of Article 33 to Article 38 emphasizes over the pacific settlement of disputes among the states. Some prominent points mentioned under these articles are;

•            The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice. (33-1)

•            The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties to settle their dispute by such means. (33-2)

•            Any state whether member of the UN or not can bring a dispute into the attention of the Security Council for investigation over which the appropriate recommendations will be given to sort out the problem. It may also if deemed necessary call upon the states breeding dispute which may prove to be a threat to the international peace and may set up the machinery for settlement.

Despite these aspects apparent and clear, the nations have chosen realistic approach in international relations. They prefer to threaten each other’s existence rather than marking peaceful co-existence through options proposed by the Charter. 

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