UN vote on Srebrenica resolution postponed

The United Nations General Assembly was supposed to vote on the Resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica on May 2, but the vote was postponed.

This information was confirmed by the Bosnia and Herzegovina ambassador to the UN, Zlatko Lagumdzija.

“At this moment, we know that the session will not take place on May 2, because we are sending the text of the Resolution for revision in case UN member states have any other proposals to the text. The General Assembly will be held after May 6, depending on the schedule, which we will know on Tuesday,” Lagumdzija said.

“Bosnia’s UN mission also participated in this decision in order to let those who need time or those who are ready for a better understanding of the text of the Resolution conduct further consultations as a group of friends and sponsors of the Resolution,” the BiH Ambassador added.

In the end, Lagumdzija said that the vote was postponed so that the ambassadors of UN member states would have additional time for consultations with their governments.

The proposed resolution advocates for July 11 to be recognized globally as the official International Day of Remembrance for the victims of what it terms the “Srebrenica genocide.” It is expected to come before the U.N. General Assembly for a vote in early May.

The resolution is spearheaded by Germany and Rwanda and backed by the United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina and other nations. It also urges the rejection of any attempts to deny the occurrence of the genocide.

(Radio Free Europe, 25.04.2024)


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