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102 countries pledge not to oppose UN action on genocide

102 countries pledge not to oppose UN action on genocide

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 100 countries have signed a "Code of Conduct" pledging not to vote against a credible U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to prevent or end genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.

The initiative was launched Friday, the eve of the U.N.'s 70th anniversary, by Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick who called the code "a catalyst for a culture of zero tolerance for atrocity crimes within the council." She said it would also serve as a catalyst for political accountability between the council and the rest of the 193 U.N. member states.

While not legally binding, the Code of Conduct reflects growing concern at the power of the five veto-wielding council members — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — to veto a resolution on atrocity crimes.


Updated : 2021-09-21 07:40 GMT+08:00