Recent UN Votes on Ukraine: What Needs to be Done to Maintain International Unity (Part I)

Horrific images of the loss of life and humanitarian suffering in Ukraine continue to come to light, including significant evidence of large-scale human rights abuses. As the war in Ukraine looks likely to enter a period of rearming, redeployment and renewed attacks in the East, maintaining international pressure for a negotiated peace agreement that maintains territorial integrity and upholds international law will be crucial.

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, returns to his seat after addressing the 7th plenary meeting of the General Assembly’s Eleventh Emergency Special Session on Ukraine. (UN Photo/Mark Garten)

This piece looks at some of the dynamics behind recent votes in the UN General Assembly and what it would take to maintain relatively unified international pressure. Further analysis also examines:
  1. Why was there a drastic drop in support between the two resolutions?
  2. What is needed to maintain international unity and prevent an escalation of divisions?

[ Read the full analysis: Recent UN Votes on Ukraine: What Needs to be Done to Maintain International Unity (Part I) ]

Stay tuned for Part II for this analysis, which will elaborate on a package of recommendations that could be adopted by a cross-regional coalition of countries.

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Apr 04, 2022
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