The resolution is titled, “Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.”
A big yawn. And “delete.” That’s how editors at the world’s mainstream media have reacted to the news that Canada, the United States and Ukraine voted against a resolution at the United Nations on Nov. 21 committing the member countries of the world body to combat racism and xenophobia in all its forms.
These were the only three countries to vote “no,” but 55 countries abstained, including the member countries of the European Union, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
News of the vote on the resolution has been suppressed in most mainstream media outlets in the West. One of the few to report it was the National Post daily in Canada.
The resolution (full, seven-page text here) was presented to the “Third Committee” of the UN General Assembly. It is the committee charged with examining and making recommendations on social, cultural and human rights issues. The resolution was proposed by 30 countries, including Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Vietnam, Venezuela, Bolivia and Cuba. 117 countries voted in favor. The “yes” vote by the majority means the resolution will be presented to the General Assembly.
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