To the Participants of the CD informal session Dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of the Second Hague Peace Conference
I would like to extend my warm greetings to the participants of the CD thematic meeting dedicated to the anniversary of the Second Hague Peace Conference. The Hague Conference, convened in 1907 on the initiative of Russia with representatives of 44 States in attendance, made an invaluable contribution to the establishment of the modern system of international law. Thanks to the willingness to reach compromise the diplomats managed to carry out a large-scale codification of the laws and customs of war. The resulting documents of the Conference became the first attempt to restrict the right to war, an important step towards securing a principle of peaceful settlement of disputes in international law. With the exception of one Convention, all of them are still in force and play a significant role in the contemporary interaction between States. As 110 years ago, Russia remains deeply committed to the course of developing viable and efficient multilateral agreements, including those in the field of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation. In recent years together with the like-minded States we came up with a variety of initiatives aimed at preventing an arms race in outer space, strengthening the regime of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, elaborating an international convention on the suppression of acts of chemical and biological terrorism. We note with satisfaction that they are enjoying wide international support.
Comment by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in Ankara, Moscow, December 19, 2016
Comment by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva on the implementation of the Russia-US agreements on Syria
he public sphere is recently actively used to force Anti-Russian rhetoric in the context of the Syrian crisis. There are attempts to diminish Russia’s role and depict our country as the prime cause of all the troubles in Syria. It is speculated that Moscow counts on the military solution of the conflict. The aim of this campaign is simple – to conceal the true culprits of the failure of the CoH in Syria and disguise the true causes of the non-fulfillment of the Russia-US agreements. The Russian Federation made a thorough fact-based comparative analysis of implementation of the Russia-US agreements. It includes all aspects such as compliance with and monitoring of CoH, granting of humanitarian access to besieged areas, joint fight against terrorism. The conducted analysis clearly shows that Russia has responsibly fulfilled all of its obligations within the agreements in a timely manner. Here are some examples. Russia guaranteed the implementation of the CoH by the Syrian government. The US on the other hand were not capable to insure the implementation of the CoH by the armed groups. From February to September the opposition groups that are supposed to be under the US control committed 2,031 violations of the CoH, which claimed lives of 3,532 military personnel and 12,800 civilians. Furthermore, the US failed to fulfill their February promise to separate Al-Nusra Front from “moderate” opposition. Russia on the other hand since March has been prepared to transfer to Washington the maps showing the zones where according to our data the terrorists are holding territory. In the list of groups that confirmed their commitment to the CoH presented by Washington 2 belong to ISIS and 8 to the Al-Nusra Front. The American list is discredited by the inclusion of cutthroats from Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zenki. Besides the US probably didn’t receive any written guaranties to respect the CoH from the groups they allegedly control.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Alexey Borodavkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva at the opening ceremony of the exhibition «Mercy in the History. Contribution of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Feodorovna to the Activities of the Russian Red Cross Society», UNOG, June 20, 2016
Statement by H.E. Mr. Alexey Borodavkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, at the conference “Syria: Path to Peace”, Geneva, 17 June 2016
Statement by Mr I. Rogachev, Director of the Department for New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Head of the Russian Delegation at the ministerial segment of the International Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism (Geneva, 8 April 2016)
Mr. President, Russia welcomes the increased focus by the international community focused on preventive aspects of combating terrorism and particularly on a truly relevant challenge of countering...
Speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Disarmament Conference, Geneva, March 1, 2016
Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Office of the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Alexey BORODAVKIN at the Inland Transport Committee Side-Event “Connectivity for Sustainable Development – country perspectives”
Dear colleagues, Historically transport has always been a driver of trade, economic growth, jobs creation and development. Nowadays it is still a crucial component of innovative, socially-oriented, dynamic and sustainable progress. The main features of modern transport are its competitiveness, accessibility, environmental and road safety.
PR Alexey Borodavkin took part in Crans Montana Forum session: "RELATIONS BETWEEN EU AND RUSSIA WHAT AFTER THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS?" Geneva, 15 October 2015
World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultations Remarks by Mr. Alexander Alimov Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
The main reason for the dramatic and unprecedented increase in demand for humanitarian assistance and the growing gap between the needs and available resources – is a major surge in conflicts and long-running and protracted crises, leading to insecurity, loss of livelihoods, massive displacement. Out of 12 billion US dollars mobilized so far this year only 600 million – or 5 per cent - were to be spent on response to natural disasters. Therefore, the political settlement and prevention of the conflicts should be recognized as the key factor of reducing pressure on the international humanitarian system and making it sustainable and not stretched over the limits. The Summit should become a venue to send the strongest possible message for the termination of violence and the end to conflicts. Our “reinvigorated commitment to humanity” should start from this call followed appropriate actions.
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