U.N. resolution on combating glorification of Nazism and Neo- Nazism

December 16 2021 UN resolution against Nazism is introduced by Russia for voting on.


The vote is to pass the resolution Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Here is the full document which was agreed to.

The vote had

  • 130 countries saying Yes
  • 49 countries that abstained
  • 2 countries who said No to passing the resolution

The abstaining countries were all the Western Europe Bloc, Canada, New Zealand Australia and Japan

However what is interesting is 2 countries voted No to combating the glorification of Naismith and no/ nazism.

Ukraine and the U.S.

Whilst abstaining is an understandable stance to take given the obvious dislike of the western countries to Putin’s Russia. It seems a little odd to vote No to the premise of the resolution.

It does give a little clue as to which countries are perhaps a little more sympathetic to Russia though.

Putin invading Ukraine may have United Europe against Russia, but I don’t see Russia going cold next winter. The same can’t be said about much of Europe.

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