WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy discusses what more the UN can do to protect Ukrainian civilians as Putin continues to wage war against Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine has renewed calls to reform the United Nations – in particular, the dysfunctional Security Council. Fortunately, there is a way.
The World Refugee & Migration Council is appalled by Russian barbarism in violation of international humanitarian law and human rights in Ukraine, which is causing the worst refugee crisis in modern European history. Russia has shown a total disregard for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, and its leadership must be held accountable for the crime of aggression.
In a statement, the World Refugee & Migration Council has called for global leadership to avert further human suffering and bloodshed in Afghanistan, especially for the millions of displaced persons in the country.
Few threats to international peace are more urgent and compelling than the possibility of mass atrocity. When the UN Security Council becomes aware that genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity are in progress or in prospect, it has both the duty and the means to respond effectively. Doing so quickly is important.