Addis Abeba, June 25/2020 – The 15 member states of the United Nations Safety Council (UNSC) are set to take a vote this afternoon on whether or not to carry an open digital assembly on issues regarding the Nice Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Addis Commonplace has learnt.
If the member states attain a consensus, the assembly will happen on Friday June 26. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely that member states attain at a consensus since elected members South Africa and Niger from Africa in addition to St. Vincent and Grenadines of Southern Caribbean nation have opposed the thought of a gathering, which leaves the Council divided.
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A overseas diplomat who’s observing the matter and who spoke to Addis Commonplace expressed his issues at Washington’s insistence – by siding with Egypt – to drive the Council into what quantities to a “procedural vote,” which he stated within the COVID-19 period was “unprecedented.”
The UN Safety Council hasn’t taken any ‘procedural vote’, a uncommon mechanism by means of which the Council resolves variations, to interrupt a impasse amongst its 15 members since no less than mid-March 2020. The us member states agreed to cast off ‘procedural vote’ since they not meet within the Chamber due to COVID-19 restrictions. AS
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