UNSC postpones discussion on organ trade draftSource: Tanjug
NEW YORK -- A draft resolution on illegal organ trafficking was not on the agenda of UN Security Council on Wednesday.
It is unknown when the Security Council could consider the issue.
Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić said earlier on Wednesday that the UN Security Council was holding consultations on a draft resolution on the investigation into illegal organ trafficking in Kosovo and reiterated that a serious investigation was not possible without a mandate from the UN Security Council.
He stated that the outcome of consultations in the UN Security Council was difficult to predict.
According to Jeremić, some UN Security Council members are strongly opposed to the adoption of a resolution proposed by Serbia, which is a moral abdication before criminals and war criminals.
“No serious investigation is possible without a mandate from the Security Council,” said the Serbian foreign minister, who participated in the conference "Serbia and the EU - quo vadis" in Belgrade.
According to him, the goal of the draft resolution is to establish a mechanism for monitoring the investigation and reporting by EULEX.
Russia's permanent representative to the UN Security Council Vitaly Churkin said Monday that the UNSC should vote Wednesday on the draft resolution on forming an international mechanism for investigating the allegations of trafficking in human organs in Kosovo, which would answer to the UN.
“The resolution was drafted several months ago by Russia and Serbia,” Churkin said.
“Now we updated it and made it even more precise and clear,” he stressed, adding that the obligations of the special representative of the UN and the EU Mission were better defined in the draft.