UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia misplaced elections to 3 United Nations our bodies this week, an indication that opposition to its invasion of Ukraine over a yr in the past stays sturdy.
The votes within the 54-member U.N. Financial and Social Council comply with approval of six non-binding resolutions towards Russia by the 193-member U.N. Common Meeting. The most recent — on Feb. 23, the eve of the primary anniversary of the invasion — known as for Moscow to finish hostilities and withdraw its forces and was adopted by a vote of 141-7 with 32 abstentions.
Within the ECOSOC votes, Russia was overwhelmingly defeated by Romania for a seat on the Fee on the Standing of Girls. It misplaced to Estonia to be a member of the chief board of the U.N. youngsters’s company UNICEF. And it was defeated by Armenia and the Czech Republic in secret poll votes for membership on the Fee on Crime Prevention and Felony Justice.
U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield stated after Wednesday’s votes, “This can be a clear sign from ECOSOC members that no nation ought to maintain positions on crucial U.N. our bodies when they’re in flagrant violation of the U.N. Constitution.”
Within the voting for members of 14 commissions, boards and professional teams that ECOSOC oversees, Russia was elected to the Fee for Social Growth by acclamation – which america and the UK dissociated their nations from, saying Russia’s invasion violates worldwide legislation and Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Russia was additionally elected by acclamation to the Intergovernmental Working Group of Specialists on Worldwide Requirements of Accounting and Reporting,