Ban Ki-moon Ignores U.S. And Israel and Attends the NAM Summit


Pravda – TRANSCEND Media Service

The secretary general of the United Nations Organization (UN), Ban Ki-moon, will attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held in Tehran, the Iranian capital.

The spokesman for public relations and Communications for the 16th NAM summit, Mohamad Reza Forqani, confirmed on Monday the presence of the highest authority of the UN at the summit in Tehran, a decision that has frustrated the pressures and demands of the Persian country’s enemies to Ban Ki-moon to not participate in this meaningful event.

Previously, the U.S. and the Israeli regimes had urged the UN secretary general to refrain from attending the meeting of NAM and had even termed Ban’s possible trip to Tehran a “big mistake.”

Nearly one hundred members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) have indicated their willingness to take part in the 16th Summit of this entity which will run from 26 to 31 Aug, 2012.

Will it make any difference?

Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Karpova.

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One Response to “Ban Ki-moon Ignores U.S. And Israel and Attends the NAM Summit”

  1. satoshi says:

    The UN Charter:

    Article 100

    1. In the performance of their duties the Secretary-General and the staff shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any other authority external to the Organization. They shall refrain from any action which might reflect on their position as international officials responsible only to the Organization.

    2. Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Secretary-General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

    You may laugh how many percentages of the staff members of the UN act according to the first paragraph of the Article 100 even though they vowed, upon their job inauguration at the UN, to perform their duties according to the UN Charter, especially the first paragraph of the Article 100. You may also laugh which countries respect the second paragraph of the Article 100. Nonetheless, the UN Charter must be respected both by the staff members and by the Member Countries.

    Think the other way around as follows: If the UN Secretary-General was invited to an international conference organized by the US and Israel, and if NAM countries were against the Secretary-General to attend that conference, and if the Secretary-General decided to attend it, what would the US and Israel argue in defending the Secretary-General’s decision as such?