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#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil Jamaica Foreign Policy

Unable to rebut the message, Jamaican government attacks the messenger

 Unable to rebut the message, Jamaican government attacks the messenger Ambassador Curtis A. Ward “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 (20 August 2022) – An interpretation ascribed to this verse from Sir Walter Scott’s “Marmion”, is “when you lie or act dishonestly, you are initiating problems and a domino structure of complications which eventually run out of control.” A major problem with some governments is that they...

#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil Balkans Wars Russia-Ukraine war War crimes accountability

Putin’s aggression in Ukraine: Lessons from Milosevic and the Balkans

Putin’s aggression in Ukraine: Lessons from Milosevic and the Balkans Ambassador Curtis A. Ward Many of the images we see in Ukraine today are reminiscent of the horrors we saw during the Balkans wars of the 1990s, only worse. While the Balkans wars were a complex series of conflicts involving ethnic cleansing and independence driven insurgencies which resulted in break up of the former Yugoslavia into newly independent states in Europe, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an act of aggression...

#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil Russia-Ukraine conflict Security Council Reform

Reform UN Security Council and strengthen international order

Reform UN Security Council and strengthen international order Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (17 April 2022) — Calling for reform of the UN Security Council (Council) is not new and did not originate with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, this illegal invasion and the egregious accompanying actions of the Russian military bring the issue of reform to the urgent agenda of the international community of civilized nations. The Council’s inability to fulfill its most important mandate...

#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil CARICOM St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Leadership at the UN: Grasping Opportunities to enhance Profile and Influence

Leadership at the UN: Grasping Opportunities to enhance Profile and Influence Dr. Eddie Greene The decade of 2020 has begun with  St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guyana headlining the Caribbean at the helm of global leadership at the United Nations. On January 2, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) signified the magnitude of its international status, the smallest country ever to sit on the  Security Council, the highest UN organ. It is one of 10 non-permanent members of the Security...

#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil U.S.-Iran

Iran nuclear deal could crash in 2020

Iran nuclear deal could crash in 2020 Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (20 December 2019) — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) may have to decide in 2020 whether to reinstate sanctions on Iran for that country’s failure to keep its commitments pursuant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka Iran Nuclear Deal. The  JCPOA could come crashing down, as the 15 member Security Council considers a series of reports which confirm Iran’s non-compliance with the terms of the...

#TheWardPost #UNSecurityCouncil Intrnational Peace and Security St. Vincent & the Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines faces UN Security Council challenges

St. Vincent & the Grenadines faces UN Security Council challenges Ambassador Curtis Ward (02 Octobr 2019) — When St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) begins its two years tenure on the UN Security Council on January 1, 2020, the government and people of the country will be assuming a role on the world stage beyond their wildest imagination. I congratulate the government for its candidature and successful campaign in the UN General Assembly. Serving on the UN Security Council is a...