Statement of LATVIA at UNGA73

Saturday, September 29, 2018
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Conflict Prevention
Human Rights
United Nation Theme: 
Goverment Statements

“Human rights, including women's rights and children's rights, are among the most fundamental values of the United Nations. The organization must be capable of defending these values in any situation: be it bombing of civilians in Syria […] or other human rights violations wherever they occur.”

“Security and human rights go hand in hand. Security cannot be achieved without respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

“Gender equality is vital for achieving sustainable development goals. It is an essential precondition for inclusive sustainable development as well as for economic growth and prosperity.”

“Hence, I once again urge Russia to release illegally detained Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov who enters day 139 of his hunger strike today...I also call on Russia to immediately release other 64 Ukrainian political prisoners it has detained including journalist Roman Sushchenko.”

“The Russian Federation must stop its aggression against Ukraine. Believe that one day international law and justice will prevail, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as of other European Union's eastern partners, will be restored.”

“The conflicts in Syria, and Ukraine and Yemen continue to take a heavy toll on civilians... The mere length of preventable conflicts undermines the credibility of international organizations, including the United Nations.”

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Statement of LATVIA at UNGA73