What I learned from the ‘In Larger Freedom’ webinar: An article contribution from Krizza Cernechez

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‘What I learned from the In Larger Freedom webinar’: An article contribution from Krizza Cernechez

I am deeply honored to be a part of such a milestone and to be able to listen to our leaders, the trusted advisors in Public International Law. With this prestigious webinar, I was able to grasp valuable information that is relevant to the challenges we face today as a community. 

From the title itself, “In Larger Freedom”, we know that we can draw a large number of possible topics and values from it. Yet, I’m just going to chime in on a few things that left a mark on me during the lecture. 

The cornerstone of International Law

According to AMB Enrique Manalo, the United Nations (UN) is considered to be the world’s government. But through its 75 years, we could see that it is not a perfect journey as the organization faces challenges that can cripple them and others quite easily. Manalo highlighted this by saying, “We are here not to celebrate, but to take action.”   This further shows that the declaration of the 75th anniversary of the UN reiterates the call for reform and instills new life on the Security Council. It’s the perfect opportunity to start a conversation on the future of International Law. 

The knowledge gap

“To honor the 75th year charter, we must democratize the information and appreciation,” Atty. Maria Luisa Isabel Rosales said. Still, people don’t have any idea about the true service of the UN and as we all know, knowledge is the primary driver of growth in economic development. Therefore, our apprehension is needed in our participation and contribution to the UN.  Let us step up to be where we’re needed to be by further examining its rules, mechanisms, and accessibility.

Success is not merely perfection        

Although the unique exceptional powers of the council in maintaining peace has a limited result, its effort through the years can already be considered a success since it continues to move forward with its responsibilities as both the world’s government and the impartial voice of all states. This makes the UN charter a special treaty–one that prevails with its obligations under any circumstance.