A vote for a resolution to suspend Russia from the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council was held on Thursday (7 Apr) at the UN General Assembly.
The vote saw 93 member countries voting in favour, 24 member countries against while 58 abstained from voting.
Singapore abstained from voting
Singapore was one of the 58 countries who abstained from voting, along with neighbouring Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Myanmar and Philippines however, voted in favour for the resolution.
Member countries in who voted against the resolution were China, North Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Iran and Syria
In the end as majority of member countries (almost 2/3) voted in favour for the resolution, the resolution passed.
Ukraine: You do not submit your resignation after you are fired
Following the resolution, Russia announced that they are quitting the 47 member body to which Ukraine’s Ambassador replied “You do not submit your resignation after you are fired”.
The last time such a resolution was conducted was in 2011 when Libya was suspended due to its government using violence to repress a popular protest movement.
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