11:13 10.12.2016

UN General Assembly approves resolution on ending fighting in Syria

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for an end to the fighting in Syria by a majority of votes on Friday.

The resolution was supported by 122 countries, 13 voted against it and 36 abstained.

The resolution, sponsored by Canada, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, and Japan, demands that all parties to the conflict in Syria immediately stop the hostilities and provide humanitarian access to all districts of Syria.

The document also calls for ending the blockade of Aleppo and identifying and prosecuting individuals responsible for war crimes.

The resolution mentions the importance of a political process toward normalizing the situation in Syria and resuming intra-Syrian negotiations.

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