The new initiative by the Leadership of Liechtenstein in the UN Security Council
The ‘Code of Conduct’ launched by Liechtenstein has been accepted by most UN Member States.
By December 2015, more than 108 United Nations Member States singed the ‘Code of Conduct’ initiated by Liechtenstein, to pledge standing firmly against genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes. France and the United Kingdome the two permanent Members of Security Council with other current members of the Security Council have also signed the Code and stated their supports.
The Code of Conduct was initiated by Liechtenstein under the leadership of Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick in October 2015.
And it affirms:
- Pledge to support timely and decisive action by the Security Council aimed at preventing or ending the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes;
- Pledge in particular not to vote against a credible draft resolution before the Security Council on timely and decisive action to end the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, or to prevent such crimes;
- Invite the Secretary General, making full use of the expertise and early-warning capacities of the United Nations System, in particular the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, to continue to bring situations that, in her or his assessment, involve or are likely to lead to genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes to the attention of the Council;
- Pledge to fully and promptly take into account such an assessment by the Secretary-General;
- Also invite all other Member States of the United Nations to express their commitment to this Code of Conduct. ©The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein/the Embassy of Liechtenstein in USA