On Saturday, September 25, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned against any attempt to undermine the United Nations’ fundamental position in global politics. Speaking at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, he stated that there have been ongoing attempts to undermine the UN’s role in resolving today’s major issues. There are also efforts to marginalise it or turn it into a malleable tool for promoting one’s own self-interests. Lavrov further went on to say that instead of international law, the “might-is-right attitude” is applied more frequently, according to news agency Xinhua. The Russian foreign minister outlined that as the range of cross-border threats is growing, several regional hot spots of tensions may look to destabilise the mechanism of the UN system. He urged that in such conditions, the UN should play a primary coordinating role in global affairs, fully realising its potential for worldwide…

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