Deputy chair of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev expressed concern over attempts by certain countries to undermine the role of the United Nations by creating a “club of democratic nations”.
“Attempts to undermine the role of the UN and establish a certain ‘community (club) of democratic nations’ instead of it are also of particular concern. Such ideas do not unite but divide humanity, contribute to international tensions and ultimately lead to direct confrontation”, Medvedev wrote in an article titled “75th Anniversary of the United Nations: Old Problems, New Challenges, and Global Solutions” published on the broadcaster RT’s website.
“No other international organizations, let alone military alliances, can undermine the UN principal organs’ monopoly on the expression of the will of the world community. The dilution of the responsibility for global security attempts by various organizations and certain nations to stigmatize states and governments and decide the fate of the world would invariably throw us back decades”, he added.
Medvedev noted that the mechanisms laid down in the UN Charter have largely helped humanity to avert World War III, although international players have not always learned the right lessons from the past.
“Despite all the problems and crises that the United Nations and its member states have faced over these years, it is hard to disagree that it is largely thanks to the international legal and political mechanisms established by the UN Charter that we managed to avoid plunging into an all-out third world war and deal with many critical issues when shaping the post-war world order”, Medvedev’s article read.
The prominent Russian politician added that the world had still managed to repeat past mistakes.
“I will remind you that, when the UN founding members, including the USSR, created the organization, they formulated its mission, which includes three principles: commitment to a stable and safe world, promotion of human rights, and building a more just world order”, Medvedev wrote.