Statement by the Representative of the Russian Federation at the GFMD Thematic Workshop “Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration at the National Level”
Mr. Chairman, The Russian Federation has supported the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This compromise document covers many dimensions of international migration, including humanitarian aspects, development issues and human rights. The Global Compact is not a legally binding instrument and does not impose legal or financial obligations on the acceding countries. At the same time, it enables States on the basis of their own national priorities and legislation to address challenges in the field of migration management, sets out specific directions for the approaches towards international migration and shapes universal views on this issue.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation at the Plenary Session of the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, March 20, 2019
Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador's G.Gatilov remarks to the conference "Syrian humanitarian file: eyewitness reports"
I thank the speaker for a detailed presentation on the activities of the White Helmets. I would like to emphasize that Maxim Grigoriev does not work for the Russian government, but rather represents Russian civil society The Study of Democracy Foundation - a non-state non-profit institution managed by our speaker has done a great job in unearthing the provocative and criminal activities of the pseudo-humanitarian White Helmets. The footage of interviews with members of this notorious organization, as well as with militants, I think unequivocally shows the true essence of these so-called “humanitarian workers”.
On January 18, 2019 the United Nations Compensation Commission made available $100 million to the Government of the State of Kuwait towards the Commission’s remaining claim with an outstanding award balance. The United Nations Compensation Commission was established in 1991 in accordance with Security Council resolutions 687 (1991) and 692 (1991) to process claims and pay compensation for losses and damages incurred by individuals, corporations, Governments and international organizations as a direct result of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait (2 August 1990 to 2 March 1991). The Commission received approximately 2.7 million claims and concluded its review of all claims in 2005. Approximately $52.4 billion was awarded to over 100 Governments and international organizations for distribution to 1.5 million claims in all claim categories.
Statement of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation regarding Russia's participation in the Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe
The deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation declare that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) gravely violated the rights of the Russian Federation as a member of the Council of Europe, having deprived the delegation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the opportunity to vote at meetings and participate in the work of PACE governing bodies, to be rapporteurs, to take part in PACE election observation missions, to represent PACE both in the bodies of the Council of Europe and outside the organization.