NEW YORK (Web Desk) - The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming the right of peoples to self-determination.
The resolution moved by Pakistan on the universal right of people to self determination was adopted by consensus in the UN General Assembly today. The Third Committee had earlier recommended this to the GA. pic.twitter.com/i9TbQJQnDW— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) December 17, 2018
Adoption by the UN General Assembly of the resolution tabled by Pakistan reaffirms the inviolability of the right to self-determination for all peoples without exception, including, of course, the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine. pic.twitter.com/z5c6mw9jP5— Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) December 17, 2018
The resolution called on countries to immediately cease occupation of foreign countries and territories, as well as acts of repression, discrimination and maltreatment in the occupied territories.
The resolution, co-sponsored by 83 countries, was recommended by the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with Social, humanitarian and cultural issues.