119 countries passed this non-binding resolution on Friday, condemning the coup on February 1.
The UN General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution on Friday, June 18, condemning the coup in Myanmar and calling for “All member states prevent the influx of weapons” In this country.
The text was approved by 119 countries, of which 36 countries abstained-including Myanmar’s main supporter, China. Only one country, Belarus, blocked the adoption of the resolution by consensus (as its author had hoped) and held a public vote against it.
Unlike the consensus approval, the vote forced 193 United Nations countries to express their views. Among the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that participated in the text negotiations (we found that Liechtenstein’s origin is Liechtenstein and supported by the West), only four countries abstained: Brunei, the current ASEAN, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
The characteristics of this election: Myanmar, represented by Ambassador Jue Meng Tun, was dismissed after the coup in February, but Myanmar, which is still in office and continues to challenge the military government, voted for the text.
The UN General Assembly rarely passes resolutions condemning military coups or calling for restrictions on the supply of weapons to targeted countries.