The United Nations University (UNU) strongly condemns the military operation against Ukraine and echoes the statement by the UN Secretary-General: “It is unacceptable. But it is not irreversible. Stop the military operation.”
The decisions made now will shape our world and impact lives far beyond the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine. The immediate priority, however, must be protecting the lives and well-being of civilians caught in this conflict. International humanitarian and human rights law must be upheld.
Tomorrow’s sustainable development is impossible without today’s peace. UNU stands in solidarity with Ukraine and the international community in their calls for the Russian Federation’s immediate military withdrawal and a peaceful solution to this conflict.