UN: Russia loses election to three UN bodies, including UNICEF board

Russia will not join the UNICEF group of agencies. “He lost this week’s election to three members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a sign that opposition to the invasion of Ukraine is strong,” said Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations.

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In a vote at the United Nations Economic and Social Council, one of the organization’s six main bodies, Russia was soundly defeated by Romania in the race for a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, and lost to Estonia in the race for membership. Armenia and the Czech Republic were defeated in a secret ballot for membership on UNICEF’s board, and the Committee on Crime Prevention and Justice.

In a vote for membership of 14 commissions, boards and expert groups overseen by ECOSOC, Russia was elected by accreditation to two bodies: the Commission for Social Development and the Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on International Accounting and Reporting Standards.

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said after Wednesday’s vote: “This is a clear signal from ECOSOC members that no country should take a position in important UN bodies in flagrant violation of the UN Charter.”

The 54-member UN The creation of the Economic and Social Council was approved by the UN General Assembly, which on February 23 marked the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling on Moscow to end hostilities and withdraw its troops. 141 to 7 votes, 32 abstentions.

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