Statement of the CZECH REPUBLIC at UNGA73

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

“We face many challenges to dignity of individuals, global prosperity, and sustainable development, including gender inequality, youth unemployment, global health threats, climate change, violent extremism, terrorism, forced displacement, or uncontrolled migration.”

“The UN Security Council has been characterized by blocking tactics rather than cooperation. Its failure to act on the world's worst atrocities is tangible in several ongoing brutal conflicts, from Syria to Yemen.” “The Czech Republic will continue to champion SDG 16, not only as a follow up of omi ECOSOC Presidency, but mainly as a cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda. We consider peace, justice and functioning institutions our priority and a solid base on which a sustainable future for everyone can be built.”

“Apart from conflict prevention, special focus should be put on post-conflict stabilization. Those efforts should be visible in the field.”

“For crimes committed in Syria, we are supporting... the so called "Triple I Mechanism", a mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria since March 2011. The accountability is not only a way to bring justice to those suffering in conflicts, it is also a path towards reconciliation and a crucial means to prevent atrocities from reoccurring.”

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Statement of the CZECH REPUBLIC at UNGA73