UN faces rival claims for Myanmar seat, doubts over Afghanistan

Source: Yahoo! News

“The United Nations is faced with rival claims to Myanmar’s seat at the 193-member world body as the ruling junta seeks to cement its coup with international legitimacy by ousting the U.N. ambassador appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. Ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York next week, there is also uncertainty over who will fill Afghanistan’s seat for the 76th General Assembly session, which no one has yet formally claimed. … Myanmar’s junta has put forward military veteran Aung Thurein to be its U.N. envoy, while Suu Kyi’s Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun has asked to renew his U.N. accreditation …. Until a decision is made on Myanmar’s accreditation, Suu Kyi’s Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun will remain in the seat, according to the General Assembly rules.” (09/13/21)