China, Brazil, Armenia, Kazakhstan support the resolution acknowledging "unprecedented challenges" caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine, Georgia
Hoaxlines Lab • April 26, 2023
China, Brazil, Armenia, and Kazakhstan supported a resolution that recognizes the "unprecedented challenges" Russia has caused with its aggression against Ukraine and Georgia while calling for cooperation to "provide redress to victims and bring to justice all those responsible for violations of international law.” See page two of the document for the passage.
The vote mostly passed under the radar when it concluded on April 26, 2023. That may be because the document title—Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe—doesn’t offer many clues about what it contains. It may also be because of a second vote that came before the one on the full document.
The U.N. held an earlier vote before the vote on the full document, on whether to include the passage about Russian aggression. In that vote, China abstained. The passage had enough votes to be included and was adopted into the resolution. China then voted affirmatively for that resolution.
The U.N. website with the vote totals has the complete version of the document linked. It suggests these votes were cast for the entire document.
Resolution A/RES/77/284: Cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe
Yes: 122 | No: 5 | Abstentions: 18 | Non-Voting: 48 | Total voting membership: 193 Vote date 2023-04-26 Vote AFGHANISTAN Y ALBANIA Y ALGERIA Y ANDORRA A ANGOLA Y ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA Y ARGENTINA Y ARMENIA Y AUSTRALIA Y AUSTRIA AZERBAIJAN BAHAMAS Y BAHRAIN Y BANGLADESH Y BARBADOS N BELARUS Y BELGIUM Y BELIZE BENIN Y BHUTAN BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF) BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA A BOTSWANA Y BRAZIL Y BRUNEI DARUSSALAM Y BULGARIA BURKINA FASO BURUNDI CABO VERDE Y CAMBODIA Y CAMEROON Y CANADA A CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHAD Y CHILE Y CHINA Y COLOMBIA COMOROS CONGO Y COSTA RICA Y COTE D'IVOIRE Y CROATIA A CUBA Y CYPRUS Y CZECHIA N DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO Y DENMARK DJIBOUTI DOMINICA Y DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y ECUADOR Y EGYPT Y EL SALVADOR EQUATORIAL GUINEA A ERITREA Y ESTONIA ESWATINI A ETHIOPIA FIJI Y FINLAND Y FRANCE GABON GAMBIA Y GEORGIA Y GERMANY GHANA Y GREECE GRENADA Y GUATEMALA GUINEA GUINEA-BISSAU Y GUYANA HAITI A HONDURAS Y HUNGARY Y ICELAND Y INDIA Y INDONESIA A IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF) A IRAQ Y IRELAND Y ISRAEL Y ITALY JAMAICA Y JAPAN Y JORDAN Y KAZAKHSTAN Y KENYA Y KIRIBATI Y KUWAIT A KYRGYZSTAN Y LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Y LATVIA Y LEBANON LESOTHO LIBERIA Y LIBYA Y LIECHTENSTEIN Y LITHUANIA Y LUXEMBOURG MADAGASCAR Y MALAWI Y MALAYSIA Y MALDIVES MALI Y MALTA Y MARSHALL ISLANDS MAURITANIA A MAURITIUS Y MEXICO Y MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF) Y MONACO Y MONGOLIA Y MONTENEGRO Y MOROCCO MOZAMBIQUE Y MYANMAR NAMIBIA A NAURU Y NEPAL Y NETHERLANDS Y NEW ZEALAND N NICARAGUA NIGER Y NIGERIA Y NORTH MACEDONIA Y NORWAY Y OMAN Y PAKISTAN Y PALAU Y PANAMA Y PAPUA NEW GUINEA Y PARAGUAY Y PERU Y PHILIPPINES Y POLAND Y PORTUGAL Y QATAR Y REPUBLIC OF KOREA Y REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA Y ROMANIA N RUSSIAN FEDERATION Y RWANDA SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS SAINT LUCIA SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Y SAMOA Y SAN MARINO SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y SAUDI ARABIA A SENEGAL SERBIA SEYCHELLES Y SIERRA LEONE Y SINGAPORE Y SLOVAKIA Y SLOVENIA Y SOLOMON ISLANDS SOMALIA A SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH SUDAN Y SPAIN Y SRI LANKA A SUDAN Y SURINAME Y SWEDEN Y SWITZERLAND N SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC A TAJIKISTAN Y THAILAND Y TIMOR-LESTE A TOGO Y TONGA Y TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Y TUNISIA Y TURKIYE TURKMENISTAN TUVALU UGANDA Y UKRAINE Y UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Y UNITED KINGDOM UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA Y UNITED STATES Y URUGUAY A UZBEKISTAN Y VANUATU VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF) Y VIET NAM Y YEMEN Y ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE