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UN plays proactive role in promoting peace, development: expert

Xinhua, September 27, 2015 Adjust font size:

The United Nations is playing a proactive role in promoting global peace and development, Oh Ei Sun, senior fellow with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies of Singapore Nanyang Technological University has said.

"The important role that the United Nations is playing could be providing a platform of forum, thus urgent issues of the world could be discussed and addressed," Oh told Xinhua on Saturday.

Oh, who has worked in international bodies under the UN before, said that the UN has established a mechanism that decisions related to urgent issues could be implemented, most prominently in peacekeeping, such as in Korean Peninsula denuclearization talks.

Furthermore, the UN has made great contributions on various regional issues, Oh said, adding "The UN is taking very proactive roles in its peacekeeping operations, such as previously in East Timor, nowadays in the border between India and Pakistan and so on. "

Looking forward, Oh expected that the UN will continue to proactively promote peace and sustainability, development and prosperity.

As both the United States and China are permanent members of the Security Council of the UN, the two countries could and have cooperated with each other in addressing various security and strategic challenges in the world.

"The United States and China have made sort of agreement with each other, laying basis for reduction of carbon emissions. The other countries in the world under UN's guidance, I hope they will also follow suit, and we will have a better world for our future." said Oh. Endi