Kashmir Issue at Un Essay

637 Words Oct 6th, 2012 3 Pages
Committee: United Nations General Assembly
Topic: Kashmir- Is it a symbol of failure of United Nations Machinery
Country: Germany
Delegate: Ruchi Gupta

Since the partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947, the Kashmir conflict between them has become intractable. India first referred the case of Pakistani aggression in Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council under Article 35 of the UN Charter on January 1, 1948. This move was directed towards protecting India’s territorial integrity. United Nations was involved in mediating the Kashmir conflict from 1948 through 1965. Later, at the end of the Third Pakistan- India war of 1971, Pakistan and India signed the Simla Agreement in 1972 which emphasized the adoption
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Another thematic priority of Germany’s Security Council membership is peacebuilding in the sense of post-conflict consolidation and crisis prevention. Germany also believes that the most effective, sustainable and cost effective security policy continues to be preventive conflict management broadly rooted in multilateralism. None of the today’s central security challenges can be resolves exclusively by military means, and the military component must play the smallest role in any security related problem.
Saying that it is a failure of United Nations machinery is mistaken as UNSC continuous attempts to arbitrate between the two nations on the issue and holding a plebiscite have been rejected by both countries. The United Nations plays a role in almost every international dispute. The specifics of its role are defined and employed on a case-by-case basis. In the case of India and Pakistan, if the Kashmir peace process is to work, the United Nations must recommit itself to negotiate for a long term resolution. Given its influence, mediation experience, and the number of its member states, its importance as a mediator cannot be ignored. The permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute can be facilitated by a strong negotiator and UN involvement. Germany has never offered mediation between India and Pakistan, but our country would surely support bilateral efforts on part of both

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