India favours discussion in UNGA for the first time in over a decade
India has favoured a discussion in the UN General Assembly, the first in 12 years, on ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
As many as 113 countries, including India voted in its favour, while 21 others including Pakistan opposed the idea of having a debate. Seventeen countries registered their abstention.
Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said that the discussions on the concept required open, inclusive and transparent deliberation.
Akbaruddin said India is voting in support of the recommendation of the General Committee to include it on the agenda of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly with the understanding that the sponsors of the proposal aim to have a debate at the 72nd Session only.