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Source: CDU CSU

December 17, 2020

Assume responsibility even after membership in the UN Security Council has ended

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will speak in the German Bundestag tomorrow, Friday, at the invitation of Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble. Germany’s two-year membership in the United Nations Security Council ends on December 31. The foreign policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Jürgen Hardt, explains:

“The CDU / CSU parliamentary group expressly welcomes the initiative of Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble to invite Antonio Guterres to Berlin. It is a great honor that the Secretary General of the United Nations will speak in the German Bundestag.

With Guterre’s ‘appearance in front of the Bundestag, we are underlining the importance of the United Nations as a universally legitimized authority for peaceful coexistence between peoples and sustainable development. As the German Bundestag, we want to support the Secretary General. We want to work with him and the UN organizations to further strengthen the international rule-based order. Because as an internationally intertwined country, a strong rule-based order is our core interest.

As a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Germany has worked with great commitment over the past two years to strengthen multilateral structures and make them more effective. This is also thanks to Ambassador Christoph Heusgen and his team in New York. Against great resistance, decisive steps were taken to stabilize Libya or to ensure continued humanitarian access to the crisis areas in Syria. This will alleviate the worst hardship on site.

Germany is taking decisive leadership in strengthening the humanitarian organizations under the umbrella of the UN and has established itself as the world’s second largest donor. This is concrete acceptance of responsibility for the weakest in the world.

It is a trademark of Germany to coined a comprehensive security concept in the UN Security Council. In doing so, we take climate change into account as well as the horrific acts of sexual violence in conflicts.

Even after two years on the Security Council, Germany will continue to work actively and actively to strengthen the United Nations. It will also bear international responsibility beyond that. The CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag stands for this like no other parliamentary group.

An active and credible security policy is part of the solution to many conflicts in the world and thus to lasting pacification. Because only if we can enforce resolutions of the UN Security Council – even with robust means – will we make international law stronger.

Against this background, the factual decision of the SPD parliamentary group against arming drones is completely incomprehensible. Such a decision robs us of our ability to provide even better protection for important partners in UN operations such as in the Sahel. Many partner states in Germany expect this protection and these capabilities. We can’t let them down.

The CDU / CSU parliamentary group supports the efforts of the federal government to apply for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council as soon as possible, as has been the case up to now. And it supports the goal of striving for a permanent seat on the Security Council in the long term and thus assuming even more international responsibility. “


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