Prior to the debate in the Security Council of the United Nations on “Upholding the United Nations Charter for the maintenance of international peace and security” on 9 January, Minister of State Müntefering made the following statement:
Resolving conflicts in the world not with the law of the strong but with the strength of the law – this hope took root with the founding of the United Nations 75 years ago. Thus and with a view to current crises and conflicts, it is imperative not to lose sight of the foundations and principles of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We can only tackle global challenges as part of a strong and effective rules-based international order. In the Alliance for Multilateralism which was founded by Germany and France and now brings together 50 states, we are working to strengthen international cooperation. The United Nations and its work are at the heart of these efforts.
During its membership of the United Nations Security Council, Germany has been focusing intensively on the respect and protection of human rights, international humanitarian law, the women, peace, security agenda and the importance of climate change for peace and security.