Nepal absent in UN vote on SyriaNepal abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries war-torn country.
Nepal abstained from voting on a UN General Assembly resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and urgent aid deliveries war-torn country.
Nepal was among 35 other nations that abstained from voting, according to media reports from the United Nations. No immediate reason was given why Nepal absented itself from voting on the resolution tabled by Canada and adopted by a vote of 122 in favour, 13 against and 36 abstentions on Friday in the UN.
Expressing “outrage” at the escalation of violence in Syria, particularly war-battered Aleppo, the UN General Assembly—the universal body comprising all 193 member states—have adopted a resolution demanding an immediate and complete end to all attacks on civilians as well as an end to all sieges in war-ravaged country, the UN said. But the UN Security Council failed to adopt a similar resolution demanding a ceasefire in Aleppo, as two of its permanent members, China and Russia, vetoed it.
China, Russia, Iran and Syria voted against the General Assembly resolution, while India, Bangladesh, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal abstained.