The third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on the battle with the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia related intolerance.
the document shows Russia, voted 126 member countries of the UN, it was opposed by four countries: Canada, Palau, USA and Ukraine. Another 53 States, as well as among them members of the European Union, abstained. Last year the same resolution was supported by 115 countries, but voted against it and 3 States - Canada, the USA and Ukraine, reports the news Agency.
in the decision, which at the beginning of winter will be submitted to the plenary session of the GA, expressed concern about the growth of representation in the "number of national and local parliaments" of extremist parties of racist and xenophobic nature, and spread in many parts of the world various extremist political parties, movements and groups, " including groups of neo-Nazis and skinheads. The text unequivocally condemns "any denial" of the Holocaust, but also expressed concern the issue of "worship in any form" of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen-SS, as well as among them through the construction of memorials, as well as " the ongoing attempts of defilement or destruction of monuments erected in memory of those who fought against Nazism during the Second world war ". In this regard, Tretiy the Committee of the General Assembly tried to persuade the country to "enact laws necessary to combat racism and to continue to take appropriate steps" in order to " prevent hate statements and incitement to violence against persons belonging to vulnerable groups ". The decision stresses that such measures must comply with international standards in the field of human rights. The document draws attention to the active use of the Internet for the imposition of racism and xenophobia and stresses the need to counter this during law and international Covenant on civil and political rights. Introducing the draft decision, the Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to the UN Eugene Zagainov said that the meeting of the Department held yesterday, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Nuremberg Tribunal, which " once and for all gave response to the question about who in world war II represented the forces of good and who the force of evil." The diplomat drew attention that the decision " With the greatest support from member States will make a real contribution to the eradication of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance ". On Thursday, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia on counter-terrorism Oleg Syromolotov said that Moscow hopes that the resolution of the UN security Council resolution on the battle with crime will be adopted, " today or tomorrow ", " because the events so require ". Before in the same day, Russia's envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that Moscow hopes for unity in the UN security Council on the issue of coordination in the battle against crime, and not on competition resolutions.