New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the United Nations (UN) had “failed” in responding to the Ukraine wars.
Speaking at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Ardern said the UN was “morally bankrupt”, The New Zealand Herald reported.
Ardern emphasized that the UN “failed” to respond properly to the Ukraine war due to Russia’s stance in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), but that he believed that multilateral organizations such as the UN should be applied to solve international problems.
Prime Minister Ardern said: “New Zealand will appeal to these institutions, which will act as mediators and, where necessary, judges, when seeking solutions to problems, be it war.” used the expressions.
He noted that if these international organizations fail, it is necessary to “find ways to make them stronger”. Ardern called for reforms at the United Nations and asked the International Court of Justice to fund the investigation of war crimes in Ukraine.