Security Council Wastes Time on Fake Issues

BREITBART – The Security Council has been spending their time discussing the crisis in Myanmar this weekend, specifically highlighting the next steps for the Rohingya “refugees.” Emerging as one of the big players, China has been openly speaking out about the eagerness of many member states to misname this as ethnic cleansing. “Myanmar says there is not ethnic cleansing. China respects state sovereignty,” the delegate of China noted. An eyewitness report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) detailed troops in Myanmar “killing men, shooting them, slaughtering children, burning and looting houses, forcing these people to cross the river … Continue reading Security Council Wastes Time on Fake Issues

Breaking: UN Security Council Tables Talks on Myanmar and Yemen

AL JAZEERA – In reaction to the breaking news out of Pakistan, where the Voice of America has reported an attack on a convoy transporting ‘nuclear-capable weapon systems’ in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the UN Security Council voted 11-2 in favor of abandoning talks on the situation in Myanmar and 13-0 to set aside discussion on the situation in Yemen in order to immediately address the developing situation in northeastern Pakistan. Several of the permanent 5 members spoke to Al Jazeera off the record to express that the SC is cautiously concerned about the developing situation but the information at … Continue reading Breaking: UN Security Council Tables Talks on Myanmar and Yemen

The Crisis in Myanmar: Possibility of a Ceasefire? Not.

DER SPIEGEL – The UN Security Council is currently discussing the Myanmar Crisis. Myanmar is in crisis. The Rohingya people undergo one tragedy after another, and Aung San Suu Kyi stands by. There seems to be no clear solution to address what has widely been labelled as ethnic cleansing.   The delegates of the UN Security Council have been discussing the crisis at length, and they have started talking about possible ways to address the issue. Some delegates have proposed a call for ceasefire. The American and French delegations have expressed their positions on the crisis in Myanmar. The initial … Continue reading The Crisis in Myanmar: Possibility of a Ceasefire? Not.

States Cooperate for Concrete Solutions in UN Security Council

THE GUARDIAN – In an unexpected yet exciting turn of debate in the United Nations Security Council, member states have begun working together in one large group to come up with solutions to address the crisis in Myanmar. Though the Security Council began with many polarizing opinions and disagreement, particularly between Bolivia and Russia and the US and UK, it seems disagreements and rhetoric have been temporarily put aside in order to work towards peace for the people of Myanmar. Emphasis has been put on the Rohingya people who have recently been subject to what the UN High Commissioner for … Continue reading States Cooperate for Concrete Solutions in UN Security Council

Security Council Finally Moving Towards “substantial progress” on Rohingya Crisis

Yesterday’s impromptu question and answer period with a Myanmar representative has left Security Council Members scrambling to make heavy revisions to a draft working paper on the Rohingya Crisis. The representative continued to deny any allegations of genocide and military aggression causing many in the Council to call for the use of more assertive language and tactics. Despite some conflicting opinion on what tactics should be used all members agree on putting an end to the violence and military aggression. These talks can be seen as the first real step in achieving consensus on how to bring Myanmar to the … Continue reading Security Council Finally Moving Towards “substantial progress” on Rohingya Crisis

Reflections in the Security Council

CNN OPINION – The troubling issues that the Security Council considers requires dutiful introspection. However, when considering the humanitarian needs in Myanmar, the Security Council has been distracted by its own reflection. The 15 diplomats that the world task to deal with global crisis at the highest level have created an echo chamber: “China would like to mirror the words of the Russian Federation…”; “The United States echoes the sentiments…”; “The United Kingdom would like to echo somewhat…”; “France would like to echo the sentiments of the Member States that…”; “Japan agrees that…”. The language of consensus is typically a … Continue reading Reflections in the Security Council

Security Council Proposals for Peace Become Contested

GLOBAL TIMES – The members of the Security Council have reached consensus on how to deal with the Rakhine issue. Calls for a UN-led fact finding mission have been proposed, receiving partial support from the P5 members of the Council. However, the merits of a fact finding mission were questioned on its relevance. Egypt reminded the Council of a similar report by the ‘Advisory Commission on Rakhine State,’ chaired by former Secretary General Kofi Annan, which was published in August of 2017. This sentiment was also noted by the Council President, Kazakhstan. China along with other members of the Council … Continue reading Security Council Proposals for Peace Become Contested

Accusations of Hypocrisy Arise in UN Security Council

THE GUARDIAN – Following their tirade against imperialism and the “capitalist oppressors,” Bolivia has made comments accusing the United States of hypocrisy after a debate around Myanmar’s 1982 Citizenship Laws arose. After issues were brought up around how citizenship in Myanmar is granted, some member states felt that it was the right of the Rohingya people to be granted citizenship, as they are indigenous to the region and have previously not been granted citizenship on the basis of their religion. Others felt that Myamnar should, regardless of the citizenship of the Rohingya peoples, enforce and protect rights for all people. … Continue reading Accusations of Hypocrisy Arise in UN Security Council