GUAM Appeals to UN General Assembly to Consider Delayed Conflicts in Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 1 September 2006 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

The Organization for Democracy and Economic Development has once again appealed to the UN General Assembly to include, in the Agenda of its 61st Session, a new item on the delayed conflicts in GUAM and a solution for the international peace, security and development, Trend reports citing UNIAN Agency.

For over 15 years the delayed conflicts in the GUAM area, particularly in Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan, continues to affect the lives of 16 million people, posing a danger to the international peace and security and threatening the sovereign and territorial integrity of 3 UN Member States, the letter says.

Such a situation leads to loss of control over considerable parts of the territory of these sovereign countries and the continuing Occupation, causing millions of refugees and IDPs to flee and impeding the economic and social development of the region.

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine consider that the international intervention in the resolution of the conflicts yielded no results. Therefore, they propose to consider the issue at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly as a priority.

Last year a similar proposal by GUAM failed in its appeal amongst members of the General Committee.