UNGA passes resolution calling for immediate end to hostilities between Ukraine and Russia

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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its eleventh emergency special session on 23 February passed a new resolution calling for an end to the Russia-Ukraine conflict after completing one year.

An overview of the news

  • The resolution calls on Russia to end hostilities and withdraw its forces from Ukraine.

  • 141 members voted in favour of the motion while seven members opposed it. 32 members including India abstained from voting.

  • Belarus, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Mali, Nicaragua, Russia and Syria opposed the resolution.

  • Support for the resolution upholding the territorial integrity of Ukraine was urged.

  • Through the resolution, the UNGA urged member states to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity to address the global effects of war on food security, energy, finance, environment and nuclear safety and security.

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

  • It is the United Nation’s chief policy-making and representative organ and was created in 1945.

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN).

  • It serves as the main deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the United Nations.

  • Its powers, structure, functions and procedures are set out in Chapter IV of the United Nations Charter.

  • Its main functions are to prepare the budget of the United Nations, appoint non-permanent members to the Security Council, appoint the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receive reports from other parts of the United Nations system, and make recommendations through resolutions.

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