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