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The imperative that we must not waver in supporting #Ukraine is reinforced by a factor we often overlook in our #West-centric bubble:

#Russia is not isolated globally.

Pushing back against Russia thus 1) takes extra effort & 2) is of strategic importance beyond #Ukraine (1/11)
For proof that #Russia is not isolated, look toward big parts of Asia, LatAm, Africa, Middle East. Voting patterns at #UNGA. Who hasn’t joint sanctions against #Russia. How media beyond the "West" reports on the war in #Ukraine. And most of all: Look at #China and #India. (2/11)
Let’s take #MiddleEast: Sure, there’s few staunch supporters of #Russia (Syria). Most "sit on the fence": Reluctant to join sanctions; Saudis/UAE won't pump more oil; Even #NATO ally (!) #Turkey & closest US ally #Israel tread cautiously due to security concerns vis Russia (3/11)
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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🧵Having devoted loads of time on 🇪🇺EU-🇮🇳India relations in last 4 years, I’m sharing some thoughts ahead of European Commission President @VonderLeyen’s trip to India (24-25 Apr). 1/n
Quick summary of von der Leyen’s trip, see 👇. If you’re interested in knowing more, keep on reading.
If you’re looking for regular expert commentary on EU-India relations, I’d suggest following @GarimaMo @stebenaglia @ConstantinoX (and me ofc) on Twitter.
At @ResearchUI, me & @HCAspengren have conducted several studies 👇…
Now to my thoughts. 3/n
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This week’s #IPCCReport reiterated that there’s simply no room for new #fossilfuel infrastructure if we’re to keep warming below 1.5C. New guidance by #China's state planner sheds light on 🇨🇳 pledge to stop building #coal projects overseas🧵
@oykusenlen @leonickroberts @byfordt
Latest data suggests countries outside 🇨🇳 are considering over 124GW new #coal power projects,much of which was expected to rely on 🇨🇳 public finance. Since Xi’s announcement at #UNGA 2021, the lack of clarity or follow-up has created some confusion
New guidance by #China’s state planner #NDRC has now shed some light on what it would look like for China to ‘stop further construction’ of coal power plants overseas. There are 3 parts to this new guidance 👇
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#ICJ Prelim Measures hearing #Ukraine v #Russia #Genocide Convention begins. Camera lingers on the Russia table, which is notably empty... #intlaw
#ICJ Pres makes clear RF was immediately notifed of the filings, & RF ambassador to NL has indicated RF will not participate in the proceedings.
#Ukraine has chosen ad hoc judge Prof Yves Daudet.
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🧵w/ proposed instruction manual for creating an international tribunal for the crime of #aggression re: #Ukraine that is fundamentally fair and best established w/ the limited avenues available to the int'l community to do so.
#1 Draft and put up for a vote a @UN Security resolution referring the situation in #Ukraine to the #ICC so to add the crime of aggression to the @IntlCrimCourt 's existing jurisdiction in the country. #Russia will undoubtedly veto, but important step to get #UNSC on the record.
#2 Re-open #UN General Assembly #UnitedforPeace Emergency Special Session to pass another resolution recommending the establishment of an international tribunal for the crime of aggression re: Ukraine & incl GA resolution 3314 w/ definition of aggression…
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A few other #peace & #security #intlaw situations going on in the world that have slipped off the radar because of #Ukraine....
#UNSC imposed an arms embargo on #Yemen's Iran-aligned #Houthis. #UAE was accused of 'making a deal w/the devil' to secure #Russia's vote.…
@RapporteurUn released report naming #Russia, #China, #Serbia as supplying arms to the #Myanmar #Tatmadaw, & called for states to comply with #UNGA res asking states not to supply arms to Tatamadaw.…
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We spoke to @DeutscheWelle about the risks that Russian use of indiscriminate explosive weapons poses to #nuclear facilities in #Ukraine. Looking forward to a new @Greenpeace briefing on this tomorrow…
Disputed claims from #Russia and #Ukraine over control of the Zaporizhzhia #Nuclear plant (and its 6 reactors). In welcome move Ukraine formally requesting @iaeaorg oversight of #Chernobyl zone occupied by Russia
Tune in at 13:00 today for an @iaeaorg press conference on the situation in #Ukraine around #nuclear and radioactive sites
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Envoys of 22 #EU member states in #Pakistan issue a joint statement in support of #Ukraine. @EUPakistan posts this symbolic #IStandWithUkraine photo with EU representatives in #Islamabad.
The representatives of the @EUPakistan, #Switzerland, the #UK, #Australia, #Canada, #Norway, and #Japan urge #Pakistan to join them in condemning #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine at the #UNGA
#Australia's mission in #Pakistan joins @EUPakistan in seeking #Pakistan's support in condemning #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine.

Expressions of support by other missions in this #thread below 🔽

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According to the students, with each passing day, things are getting worse. In the first few days, they could hear only gunshots.…
One of Modi’s fiercest critics, West Bengal CM #MamataBanerjee extended her ‘unconditional support’ to the PM while keeping aside ‘domestic disagreements’ in this period of crisis.
"The main assurance for the safety of Indian students in Ukraine can only be given by Putin,” #Ukraine’s Ambassador to New Delhi Igor Polikha said.…
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NEW - The Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations read out what he claims are the text messages between a Russian soldier and his mother shortly before killed.


#UkraineRussia #RussiaUkraineWar
It is worth pointing out that there is no way anyone can verify this.

The information war right now is off the scale, which is to be expected.

Everyone has been caught out at least once, Snake Island, so while I report this, it's important I add a cavaet for balance & accuracy.
This isn't to say it's not true, but I think it's fair to say nobody can say it is either.

Experienced people are getting things wrong & will continue to. War is messy & unpredictable.

It's extremely important journalists & commentators correct themselves when wrong.
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#BREAKING Russian shelling has killed at least 11 civilians in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv: regional governor Image
#BREAKING UK PM Johnson condemns 'barbaric' Russian airstrikes against civilians in Ukraine ImageImage
#BREAKING Russia's Ukraine invasion getting 'more and more ruthless': EU foreign policy chief Borrell ImageImage
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We at @P4LOIndia are glad that peace talks between @Russia and @Ukraine are going to take place today. We sincerely hope that this unpleasant situation would be diffused as soon as possible. We believe in #HumanityFirst Principle. #DigitalIndia #UkraineRussia #Ukraine #Russian
This decision should have been taken earlier . But I still have hope that some positive outcome would come out of this peace talk between Russia and Ukraine. #DigitalIndia #UkraineRussia #Ukraine #Russian
Carriers urged to avoid the Black Sea as Turkish bulker gets hit off Odessa…. #DigitalIndia #UkraineRussia #Ukraine #Russian
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If convoked, this will be the 11th Emergency Special Session (ESS) of the @UN #GA in history. The 1st was res/377 (V) “Uniting for Peace” of 1950. This will be the first on #Ukraine
ESS can be convened when the #SecurityCouncil bc of “lack of unanimity of the permanent members” fails its primary resp for the maintenance of intl peace&security in a case where there is a “threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression”. Ref text in reso in blue.
The #UNGA ESS convenes within 24 hours to make “recommendations” for collective measures.
Previously #ESS have been convened by #SC on e.g. #MiddleEast, Suez Crisis, Hungary, Lebanon, Congo, Afghanistan (1950s-80).
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#Ukraineinvasion has shaken the world, but #US posture towards #Serbia remains the same: free pass to #Belgrade to skirt obligations to #EU & to #Ukraine. 🧵
@USEmbassySerbia praises @avucic’s “support for territorial integrity of #Ukraine” when this is a self-serving stance of #Belgrade due to (false) parallel to #Kosovo. #China also makes a self-serving ‘territorial integrity’ argument – and US, correctly, does not praise #Beijing.
In both cases, support for territorial integrity is empty, unless accompanied by unambiguous condemnation of @KremlinRussia_E’s unprovoked, unjustifiable invasion. @avucic merely called it a “mistake,” as if #Putin might have chosen better means to bring down the Ukrainian govt.
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Good to see @SandraBreka make a full-throated defence of EU style multilateralism @UN @ProSyn, though @antonioguterres and advisers might not put it this way. There are grumblings around UNHQ that "Our Common Agenda" is "too European" its priorities. [1/5]…
But if @PoliticoRyan is right and Angela Merkel will play a leading role in "Our Common Agenda" follow-up, it is going to be hard to deny that the EU and its vision of multilateralism are pretty central to the project. [2/5]…
We have certainly seen @antonioguterres drawing closer to the EU in recent years, as symbolised by his meeting with the EU Council last summer (Cc. @FamaNelMondo @CrisisGroup). [3/5]…
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I appreciate & take the concerns of @NBPactueel very seriously. I have investigated & provided training & advice for police & military operations in contexts of war & violence for 20+ years & personally experienced their often very difficult & dangerous working environment. (1/7)
Throughout my career, I have also seen more than enough to be able to immediately distinguish allegations of #PoliceBrutality that require careful contextualization from cases that are plainly obvious & primarily require immediate correction. (2/7)
My two statements of 3 January 2022 may be harsh, but they are neither biased nor premature, but respond to well-documented facts that are clearly incompatible with international standards irrespective of any contextual factors & that require urgent & decisive remedy. (3/7)
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11th Dec 2018.
Members of pro-Trump group -Turning Point USA- speak in London.

"If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK fine.
The problem is he had dreams outside of Germany; he wanted to globalize"
Ignoring Churchill & FDR's Declaration by United Nations: Owens declared that:

“We very much believe that we are in the midst of World War 3. […]
it is an ideological war [...]
in the past wars were won when the UK and the USA allied together and fought”…
So while the right-wing Turning Point talk about being against globalisation
-they want you to ignore the fact that the alliance between Britain and America, 80 years ago, led to the creation of the United Nations and a United Europe.

"Our strength is our unity of purpose" ~FDR
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We've seen exciting progress on 24/7 carbon-free energy this past year @Google and in the marketplace. Much more to come in 2022! Here’s a blog and a 🧵 with our recap: [1/10] #cleanenergy #GoCarbonFree #energytwitter…
As we enter 2022, we're focused on moving toward our goal along 3 parallel tracks:

1- purchasing carbon-free energy
2- advancing new technologies
3- advocating for better public policy

Through this, we’re also supporting a growing ecosystem w/ solutions+tools to drive change
In 2021, @Google purchased nearly a gigawatt of new carbon-free energy around the world, including first-of-their-kind deals w/ @TheAESCorp in Virginia and @ENGIEgroup in Germany. These deals can provide a #GoCarbonFree 24/7 blueprint for others.…
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LIVE NOW: Opening of the 10th WHO Global #HealthPromotion Conference with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 10th Global Conference on #HealthPromotion"-@DrTedros
"Today, we also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and the 10th anniversary of the Political Declaration on the Social Determinants of Health adopted in Rio de Janeiro"-@DrTedros
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In UN #SecurityCouncil on counter-terrorism resolutions, I said:
➡️ Al-Qaida & #ISIL affiliated terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaish-i-Mohammed, Harakat-ul-Mujahidin continue cross-border attacks on India
➡️ Listed terrorist entities continue to raise funds
In #UNSC meeting, I added:
➡️ Perpetrators of #MumbaiTerrorAttack at large & enjoy state hospitality
➡️ Such States are guilty of double-speak & of supporting terrorism, providing financial assistance & safe havens
➡️ International community must hold such States accountable
In this meeting of #UNSC, I also said:
➡️ India’s resolution in First Committee of #UNGA on “Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction” was adopted by consensus
➡️ India looks forward to assuming Chair of Counterterrorism Committee next year
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LIVE with @DrTedros on #WorldAIDSDay ⬇️

"The global #HIV epidemic has faded from the headlines, but it is not over. Far from it.

On #WorldAIDSDay, we commemorate those we have lost, and commit to protecting those at risk"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "#WorldAIDSDay is one day a year, but almost 38 million people around the world live with #HIV every day"-@DrTedros
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A historic moment at #COP26 #Energyday: 20 countries incl. #UK #US #Canada agree to end international direct public finance in ALL unabated #FossilFuels by 2022, shift the billions to #cleanenergy. Why this is such a big deal and what must happen next? 1/8
This year has seen countries put an end to international #coal finance - #G7, #China at #UNGA, #G20. This is the FIRST time in history developing and developed countries alike acknowledge the socio-economic and climate risks of #oil and #gas public finance. 2/8
1/2 of signatories are developing countries, LDCs: a strong political signal to energy financiers that the argument "developing countries need more #oil & #gas finance for economic growth" is a constructed reality not aligned with real needs of these countries or the 1.5 goal 3/8
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Brazilian President @jairbolsonaro confirms he will attend the G-20 summit in Rome without being vaccinated, despite Bolsonaro’s delegation previously triggering a small #COVID19 outbreak at UN last month. He is also blamed for mass homicide by 🇧🇷 Senate.…
2) A Brazilian Senate committee has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face multiple charges, including crimes against humanity related to #COVID19. HT @mehdirhasan of @MehdiHasanShow.

3) Bolsonaro delegation is a threat to public health and to the world.
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