On 16 December 2020 , the eighth UNGA Resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty was voted at the UNGA plenary session by a record number of 123 member-states who voted in its favour, 38 member-states voted against the resolution, while 24 abstained.
At this vote for the resolution, ICDP notes that four countries voted in favor of the resolution for the first time: Lebanon, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Jordan and Djibouti, while five member-states including the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Congo (Republic of), Guinea and Nauru changed their vote of the 2018 resolution and voted in favour of the 2020 resolution, and two countries, Yemen and Zimbabwe, voted to abstain after voting against in the previous resolution.
For further information, please find attached the ICDP press release.
See also below article by ICDP published in PassBlue magazine, which independently covers the UN, with the analysis of the vote.
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