120 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 50 voted against it and 10 abstained.
The UN General Assembly adopted on Thursday a resolution presented by Russia and called ‘Fight against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to exacerbating contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance’. This document received the support of 120 countries, 50 voted against and 10 abstained.
Of the countries that voted against, the majority are European. They specifically opposed USA, Ukraine, UK, Canada, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Portugal, among others. The delegations that abstained They were those of Afghanistan, Ecuador, Myanmar, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Samoa, Switzerland and Turkey.
This resolution is presented to the Assembly each year. On this occasion, the document was co-sponsored by Azerbaijan, Belarus, Venezuela, Cambodia, North Korea, Central African Republic, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Laos, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and Vietnam.