A FEW days ago, the United Nations Security Council applauded itself for approving unanimously a resolution aimed at restoring peace in the Ukraine. Presenting the resolution to the press, the proud sponsors of the resolution, the permanent representatives of Norway and Mexico met with sarcasm-laden reactions from questioning reporters. Why would they not be derisive?

From a reading of the terse resolution, the Security Council appears to be shirking the responsibilities the UN Charter primarily imposes on it in the maintenance of world peace and security by delegating them to the head of the Secretariat. The UNSC expresses its support of the efforts of the Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and requests him to report to the Security Council in due time.

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