I’m in New York Metropolis, the place the guts of diplomacy is thrashing, with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the 78th Session of the United Nations Normal Meeting. This 12 months’s normal debate theme, which takes place after the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) enlargement and the G-20 summit in New Delhi, India, will probably be “rebuilding belief and reigniting international solidarity.”
Though all of the summits have important themes, it’s no secret that the state of affairs continues to maneuver additional away from these fastidiously chosen phrases. Particularly, the rivalry between the good powers, together with the US, China, the European Union and Russia, deepens as tensions escalate within the Pacific.
On the identical time, there’s purpose to concern that the Ukraine conflict might set off violent conflicts in Central Asia, Africa and elsewhere. On the identical time, there’s speak of latest initiatives involving rising powers such because the just lately unveiled India-Center East-Europe Financial Hall (IMEC) – a response to China’s Belt and Highway Initiative (BRI).
The U.N. system, which displays the post-World Struggle II steadiness of energy, has grown much less able to preserving peace and safety over time. That Russia, one of many U.N. Safety Council’s 5 everlasting members, invaded Ukraine rendered the U.N.’s ongoing disaster extra apparent.
Accordingly, humanity witnessed but once more that granting veto powers to the victors didn’t safeguard international safety or stability.
This 12 months, the U.N. Normal Meeting will talk about United Nations reform together with sustainable improvement, the struggle towards local weather change, pandemic preparedness, flashpoints and wars. It’s definitely ironic that the US was the one everlasting member to attend the opening session.
‘Fairer world is feasible’
President Erdoğan, whose argument that “a fairer world is feasible” proves extra right below the present circumstances, addressed the Normal Meeting on Tuesday. You will need to recall that his previous remarks on U.N. reform, Palestine, Myanmar, Syrian refugees and Islamophobia acquired a lot consideration. I personally witnessed world leaders competing to congratulate the Turkish president earlier than others.
Having arrived in New York on Saturday, Erdoğan began working straight away. He hosted the Georgian prime minister, representatives of Meskhetian Turks, and tech genius Elon Musk on the Turkish Home (Türkevi) on Sunday earlier than talking at a dinner hosted by the Turkish-American Nationwide Steering Committee (TASC) to warn that failure to cease Islamophobia would make that marketing campaign extra aggressive.
On Monday, the Turkish chief attended a roundtable assembly, co-hosted by the Basis for Political, Financial and Social Analysis (SETA) and the Presidency’s Directorate of Communications, with U.S. assume tank representatives. He additionally signed the Zero Waste Goodwill Declaration, addressed the Concordia Summit and acquired businesspeople. Erdoğan’s one-on-one conferences included the Algerian president, NATO Secretary-Normal Jens Stoltenberg and the president of Poland, Andrzej Duda.
In addition to speaking a couple of broad vary of points, from the Ukraine conflict to Islamophobia, on the U.N. Normal Meeting yesterday, the Turkish president held conferences with the prime ministers of Italy, Israel, Greece and Malaysia.
Erdoğan will persist in serving humanity
President Erdoğan represents the conscience of the worldwide neighborhood along with his sturdy emphasis on the worldwide system’s unjust features. His statements aren’t mere complaints both.
The Turkish chief additionally advocates particular reforms to inform fellow world leaders what they should do and leads efforts to deal with many crises to advertise international and regional peace and safety. Allow us to recall that Erdoğan made essential diplomatic efforts to stop the conflict in Ukraine and, later, for a cease-fire, the grain deal and the prisoner trade.
One of many world’s most skilled leaders when it comes to diplomacy, I’m assured that Erdoğan will proceed to serve humanity with new initiatives. For an evaluation of assorted approaches to U.N. reform and President Erdoğan’s proposal, I encourage Each day Sabah’s readers to learn SETA’s newest publication: “The U.N. Reform: New Approaches and Türkiye’s Perspective.”