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Last week, @columlynch published a very good piece @ForeignPolicy about how the #UNSC might respond to a Russian offensive against #Ukraine.

Colum kindly quoted me, and I wanted to add a few points to the article (mainly for @UN wonks).

A 🧵 [1/12]…
There have been snarky responses to @columlynch's piece accusing anyone who thinks @UN can help #Ukraine are "clowns" etc.

But as I said "Nobody actually thinks that the Council will have a significant substantive role in negotiating a conclusion to a new war in Ukraine." [2/12]
.@USUN, @RussiaUN and other Council members will use the #UNSC to try to shape political narrative around #Ukraine.

For example, Russia recently held an informal SC meeting on threats to minorities in the #Baltics and #Ukraine.

See @SCRtweets: [3/12]…
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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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Fascinating 🧵 by @heatherwilly on the P5's joint paper on strategic nuclear domain, which highlights the importance of crisis prevention/communication mechanisms.

This ties in with questions I have about the potential for P5 dialogues on non-nuclear conflict management. [1/5]
As I argue @CFR_CPA/@CFR_org, the P5 could do more joint confidence-building work on other (ultimately lower-stakes) conflict management issues like #humanitarian aid, #stabilisation etc. on the model of their nuclear talks. [2/5]…
Such P5 work (deliberately at a distance from the fetid day-to-day diplomacy of the #UNSC) could pave the way for the P5 summit that @franceonu has been pursuing for the last 2 years. [3/5]…
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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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🟧Remembering #ChechaNehru🟧

🔸Only Unelected PM of India
🔸Conspired against #NetajiBose
🔸Signed Agreement of India's Partition
🔸Let '#Gilgit' & '#Baltistan' go away
🔸Created '#SiachinGlacier' dispute
🔸Suggested to scrap '#IndianArmy'
🔸Creator of '#Kashmir' problem
🔸Refused Khan of Kalat's offer to accede #Balochistan
🔸#JeepScandal of 1948
🔸#Azad assassinated soon after meeting #Nehru
🔸Imposed 'Article 370' in #JandK.
🔸Took #Kashmir issue to #UnitedNations
🔸Obstructed to #SardarPatel's plan to liberate #Hyderabad
🔸Abolished '#HinduPersonalLaws'.
🔸Defined "low", #Hindu Growth Rate
🔸Gifted #Manipur's #KaboValley to Burma
🔸Gifted #CocoIsland to #Burma
🔸Objected to restoration of '#SomnathTemple'
🔸Rejected Permanent seat in #UNSC
🔸Refused #Oman's gift of #GwadarPort
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Ireland called all the 12 #UNSC meetings on Ethiopia. Why?
The irish tplf marriage 👰🤵❗️
TPLF and Ireland started their official love affairs in 1994 when ireland opened embassy in Addis Ababa and TPLF in dublin. 1/3
Aformer irish labor party president Joan Burton the then Minister of state and the deceased Seyoum Mesfin(TPLF senior member)were the major players in the affair between the two.Meles Zenawi's visit to Ireland in 2002 cemented the love affair between ireland and TPLF 2/3
95% of the irish aid program is in Tigray and TPLF allegedly deposited millions of dollars in the offshore account in Ireland banks. The marriage between #TPLF and Ireland is inseparable❗️"አፍንጫ ሲነካ አይን ያለቅሳል ነው ነገሩ❗️3/3
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#YEMEN:Top Yemeni diplomat slams #UN #SecurityCouncil for enabling recent Saudi bombing of medicine warehouse.

The head of the #Yemeni national negotiation delegation, Mohammed Abdulsalam, has confirmed that he bombardment of pharmaceutical warehouses and other civilian
facilities in #Sanaa comes as a result of a recent statement by the #UN #SecurityCouncil, which is completely biased in favor of the coalition of aggression.

#YEMEN #YemenCantWait
“Unfortunately, #SaudiArabia is forging ahead with its aggression and siege instead of stopping them and calculating the cost of its foolishness,” Abdulsalam wrote in a post published on his Twitter page @abdusalamsalah
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1/#UNSC (Quick🧵)
Summary: Everyone is shocked.
@antonioguterres, the US, Ireland, et al, are shocked about the obstruction of life-saving humanitarian aid during a famine.

Ethiopia, Russia, et al, are shocked that this is a matter of concern to anyone outside of Ethiopia.
2/Please let this conclude the phase of the international response to #TigrayGenocide where everyone talks about their feelings.

I'm attacking the diplomats, I know that they are only messengers. But the time to talk is over, now its time to #StopTigrayGenocide.
3/All of the positions expressed are entrenched. Russia and China are pretty wedded to their definition of sovereignty and Ethiopia gave absolutely no signal that they will allow food, fuel, and meds to Tigray.

#TigrayCantWait for these positions to change, people are dying.
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1/#UNSCActNow (🧵)
Yohannes is absolutely right. #UNSC Res. 2417 (2018) very clearly applies to the current #TigrayFamine.

If all of the meetings and statements are necessary, we cannot let Tigrayans starve to death while elites get their act together.…
2/It is understandable that the UN needs time to build consensus, debate, or investigate. But they waited too long to start.

Now #TigrayCantWait, unless a humanitarian pipeline is secured. Drastic, temporary measures must be taken if diplomacy needs time to work.
3/The 5.2M+ who are impacted by the #TigrayFamine and need aid have hard deadlines for:
🗓️When they starve to death
🗓️When their children develop lifelong health issues
🗓️When they lose the milk to nurse their babies

Sustained access to food is the only way to buy time.
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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#Climate Image

2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food.…

3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC…
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Today, @irishmissionun hosts a #UNSC debate on #climate and #security. @SCRtweets has a preview:…
The @UN #FoodSystemsSummit also takes place today, highlighting the overlap between 3 critical issues.

We'll be tweeting highlights from today at #UNGA 🧵👇
@irishmissionun @SCRtweets @UN @monkeycageblog @washingtonpost @McFarlandKellyM @KitGraceEvans At the UNSC today, world leaders spoke of climate #resilience in the face of existential threats to our environment:
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Almost all foreign members of ISIL-K and Al-Qaida have entered Afghanistan via Pakistan. Their leaders & that of the Taliban have been living (some dying/killed) in Pakistan. UN report establishes the symbiotic ties between ISIL-K, Taliban & Al-Qaida. 1/7
According to the report the ISIL-K core group consists mainly of Afg & Pakistani nationals and a significant part of the leadership of Al-Qaida resides in the Pakistan & Afg border region. 2/7
According to @P_Musharraf “Pakistan gave birth to the Taliban to counter Indian action against it.” @ImranKhanPTI believes the Taliban have "broken the shackles of slavery." @SMQureshiPTI & @YusufMoeed are currently busy lobbying the world to engage with the Taliban. 3/7
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UN Security Council meets this morning for an emergency session on #Afghanistan

🇺🇳 @antonioguterres & SRSG Lyons @UNAMAnews will provide briefings on the rapidly evolving situation

🇬🇧@JamesKariuki_UN will be in the chair for the UK

▶️ Watch live at 10am…
Ahead of #UNSC emergency session on #Afghanistan, 🇺🇳 @antonioguterres calls on the Taliban to ensure that international humanitarian law and the rights and freedoms of all people are respected and protected.…
The Taliban must immediately do 3⃣ things:

1⃣Cease all hostilities & military action

2⃣Commit unequivocally not to harbour terrorist groups

3⃣Honour their promises to protect & uphold human rights including women, girls & minorities

🇬🇧@JamesKariuki_UN | #UNSC #Afghanistan
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Taliban capture second provincial capital #Sheberghan. There was heavy fighting in northern Jawzjan province. Taliban took it despite reinforcements frm #Kabul, air strikes & Dostum's militia. These vehicles are reportedly from Dostum’s unit #Afghanistan.…
Taliban's special forces (Red Unit) in the Kunduz city earlier today.…

#Kabul #Afganistan #Kunduz #Talibans
Fires & smoke in Kunduz city following series of AAF airstrikes on Taliban.…

#kunduz #Afghanistan #Helmand #Kabul #Talibans
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The Stockholm based think-tank @SIPRIorg said in a report released(link below) that 90 percent of air cargo companies identified in arms trafficking-related reports had been used by UN agencies, EU & NATO members as well as leading NGO to deliver aid. Know what @PowerUSAID up to
“For example, UN peacekeeping missions in Sudan have continued to use aircraft operated by (Sudan’s) Badr Airlines even after the UN Security Council recommended an aviation ban be imposed on the carrier in response to arms embargo violations,” the SIPRI report said.
The report also singled out other African carriers such as Astral Aviation, African International Airlines and the Sudanese-registered Trans Attico as being named in arms trafficking reports.
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For decades, both New Delhi🇮🇳 and Washington🇺🇲 have supported the Kabul government🇦🇫 and shared a deep mistrust in the Taliban, but the recent US decision to withdraw its military presence from the region worries the world's largest democracy.

#USA Image
Which sees the American exit as an easy path for the Taliban to restore an Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, such as the one between 1996-2001.

New Delhi fears that the security vacuum left by the departure of US troops will eventually be filled by Pakistan🇵🇰 and China🇨🇳.
Since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001, no government in Kabul has had a pro-Pakistan orientation, and a possible return of the Taliban would mean a Pakistani growing presence in Afghan internal affairs. Terrorism will rise at it's peak.
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Today, the #UNSC will discuss @UN Sec-Gen @antonioguterres' report on #UNSCR1701 which clearly shows how #Hezbollah endangers the Lebanese people & stability in the region.
The report presents hundreds of #Hezbollah and Lebanese violations, including crossing the Blue Line, provocations and bearing unauthorized weapons.
"UNIFIL recorded 431 ground violations by Lebanese civilians crossing South of the Blue Line."
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1/9 Greek FM hs said INDIA, GREECE & UAE will hold a trilateral dialogue. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
1️⃣Turkey cld be looking to acquire NUCLEAR wpns(rpts Greek media).
2️⃣ Greece dominates the sea opening towards Turkey via CRETE island.👇
India & UAE might utilise it.
2/9 Crete played a significant role during US’s missions in middle east.
Island ws under Ottoman control earlier.
3️⃣Partnering with Greece comes with another benefit for UAE & INDIA—v use similar platforms like Mirage 2000 (Greece & India) & #Rafale (UAE,Grc & Ind).But
3/9 Qatar recently agreed to deploy 36 of it’s fighter jets in Turkey, which inclds Mirage 2000 & Rafale. Media reports speculate, these can be accessed by Pakistani & Turkish pilots. For obvious reasons this hasn’t gone down well with India & Greece. (pic Pak-Turk joint ex 👇)
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Today in response to #UNSC #Syria vote, @hrw UN Director @loucharbon said, “Russia has successfully blackmailed the international community into only allowing a single crossing for UN cross-border aid into Syria."
.@amnesty UN head @SherineT said, "Authorizing just the single crossing at Bab al-Hawa once again for one or possibly two six-month periods is essential but minimal and remains woefully insufficient to meet the overwhelming humanitarian needs of the civilian population."
I asked a senior Administration official about those statements, and the official said, "The groups that we've been in touch with have a different impression from the ones that you just quoted. We see we see 6 month extension with virtually automatic additional 6 months--
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(THREAD) Do you know the difference between 12 & 6+6? In Maths, there is no difference. In diplomacy, the difference is call a "constructive ambiguity". That's what just helped finding a compromise to keep the Bab el-Hawa cross border (XB) access for another year in NW #Syria.
(If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here is some context delivered by @jomanaqaddour & yours truly in @ForeignPolicy)…
1/ So, I've already told you what a "constructive ambiguity" is in diplomacy right? This is an ambiguous point in the nego you don't clarify on purpose to leave the issue for later. I explained how it applied to the UN Constitutional committee on Syria.
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ये है @AamAadmiParty और @asadowaisi की पार्टी की रैली, देखिए न तो इन्होंने मास्क पहना हैं न तो सोसिअल डिस्टनसिंग का पालन किया हैं... तीसरी लहर आई या कोरोना बढ़ा तब यही लोग मोदीजी से वेक्सीन और वेंटिलेटर मुहैया कराओ का दुखड़ा रोयेंगे।

ये तो साला गलती करे कोई भरे कोई जैसा काम है। ImageImage
समान नागरिक संहिता समय की मांग : दिल्ली हाई कोर्ट
HC का कहना है कि आधुनिक भारतीय समाज धीरे-धीरे धर्म, समुदाय और जाति के 'पारंपरिक बाधाओं' को खत्म कर रहा है, और इन बदलते प्रतिमानों को देखते हुए एक समान नागरिक संहिता कानून जरूरी है।
जीवन के हर प्रसंग में सच्चे बने
जहां अवसर मिले वहाँ बच्चे बने...

@narendramodi जी 🙏
#PMModi #NarendraModi Image
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On the eve of #UNSC taking #GERD issue which should not have been in the first place since #GERD is a development project, and NOT a security issue, let’s see why we are where we are and what the mainstream media and the public may be missing.

A quick recap.
Why #Egypt, #Ethiopia, and #Sudan has not been able to get to an agreement after so many years?

Water sharing!

A certain binding release requirement that #Egypt insists IS a ZERO percent water allocation for #Ethiopia who generates 86% of Nile flow.…
“In the absence of a sharing agreement, the terms of that agreement would have to include every contingency with regards to different kinds of drought. That’s a nonstarter in a way” -Dr. Lall

The 1959 one is "the worst agreement Khartoum could have signed” Dr. Salman.
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#Yemen war ,
Today, The United Nations Development program, UNDP, in Sana'a has run an add requesting quotations for ...... ?
Guess what the UNDP has requested quotations for ?
Children's food ? No!
Hospital's equipment ? NO!
school equipment , bags..etc
Humanitarian aid ? No
Guess what ?
Dog Food ?
In a country were millions of children are starving to death,suffering malnutrition, diseases ..etc
The @UNDPYemen is requesting tenders for DOG FOOD.
This comes a couple of days after the UN general has lifted
the Arab coalition from the #UN's blacklist of countries targeting children and putting the houthies defending their country , their children from the same Arab coalition !
In 2018 when the #UNSC was discussing a draft reduction on #Yemen , the
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