How US, UK, Israel, ors ganged up against UN anti-racism Bill

April 9, 2021
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Data obtained by ElombahNews has revealed how the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Netherlands, and a host of other countries ganged up to kill a Bill introduced by the United Nations to eradicate racism and discrimination around the globe.

The United Nations had introduced the Bill known as “Global Action against Racism and Discrimination”, designed as a call to remove racism and discrimination from all vestiges of human endeavours.

However, the said Bill did not see the light of the day as fourteen countries voted against it.

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The voting summary goes like this:

Countries that voted “Yes” = 106.

Countries that voted “No” = 14.

It was even ironic that some countries the Bill was designed to protect either voted against or abstained.

Countries that “ABSTAINED” = 44.

Countries that did not vote at all, “Non-Voting” = 29.

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All voting members =193.

More than 100 countries voted “Yes” while the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Netherlands and others voted against it.

It was remarkable also that major Europeans voted “NO” while the rest of the Europe countries “ABSTAINED”.

Also ironic is that the countries that abstained or voted against are majorly the same countries constantly calling out other countries on issues of human rights and freedoms.

This vote took place in December 2020.

However, what was considered most ironic is that the fact the DR Congo, Chair of African Union, Nigeria, the giant of Africa, and many other African countries either voted against or abstained!

See the voting pattern, courtesy of Digital Library, below.

Y stands for “Yes”, A for “Abstained”, N for “No”, while the rest did not vote at all:

Y AFGHANISTAN
A ALBANIA
Y ALGERIA
A ANDORRA
A ANGOLA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Y ARGENTINA
A ARMENIA
N AUSTRALIA
A AUSTRIA
Y AZERBAIJAN
Y BAHAMAS
Y BAHRAIN
Y BANGLADESH
Y BARBADOS
Y BELARUS
A BELGIUM
Y BELIZE
BENIN
Y BHUTAN
Y BOLIVIA (PLURINATIONAL STATE OF)
A BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Y BOTSWANA
Y BRAZIL
Y BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
A BULGARIA
BURKINA FASO
Y BURUNDI
Y CABO VERDE
Y CAMBODIA
Y CAMEROON
N CANADA
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Y CHAD
Y CHILE
Y CHINA
Y COLOMBIA
COMOROS
CONGO
Y COSTA RICA
COTE D’IVOIRE
A CROATIA
Y CUBA
CYPRUS
N CZECHIA
Y DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
N DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
A DENMARK
Y DJIBOUTI
Y DOMINICA
Y DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Y ECUADOR
Y EGYPT
Y EL SALVADOR
Y EQUATORIAL GUINEA
ERITREA
A ESTONIA
ESWATINI
ETHIOPIA
Y FIJI
A FINLAND
N FRANCE
Y GABON
Y GAMBIA
A GEORGIA
N GERMANY
Y GHANA
A GREECE
Y GRENADA
Y GUATEMALA
GUINEA
GUINEA-BISSAU
N GUYANA
HAITI
Y HONDURAS
A HUNGARY
A ICELAND
Y INDIA
Y INDONESIA
Y IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)
Y IRAQ
A IRELAND
N ISRAEL
A ITALY
Y JAMAICA
A JAPAN
Y JORDAN
Y KAZAKHSTAN
Y KENYA
Y KIRIBATI
Y KUWAIT
Y KYRGYZSTAN
Y LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
A LATVIA
Y LEBANON
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
Y LIBYA
A LIECHTENSTEIN
A LITHUANIA
A LUXEMBOURG
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
Y MALAYSIA
Y MALDIVES
Y MALI
A MALTA
N MARSHALL ISLANDS
Y MAURITANIA
Y MAURITIUS
Y MEXICO
MICRONESIA (FEDERATED STATES OF)
A MONACO
Y MONGOLIA
A MONTENEGRO
Y MOROCCO
Y MOZAMBIQUE
Y MYANMAR
Y NAMIBIA
N NAURU
Y NEPAL
N NETHERLANDS
A NEW ZEALAND
Y NICARAGUA
NIGER
A NIGERIA
A NORTH MACEDONIA
A NORWAY
Y OMAN
Y PAKISTAN
PALAU
Y PANAMA
A PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Y PARAGUAY
Y PERU
Y PHILIPPINES
A POLAND
A PORTUGAL
Y QATAR
A REPUBLIC OF KOREA
A REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
A ROMANIA
Y RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Y RWANDA
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
Y SAINT LUCIA
Y SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Y SAMOA
A SAN MARINO
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
Y SAUDI ARABIA
Y SENEGAL
A SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
Y SIERRA LEONE
Y SINGAPORE
A SLOVAKIA
N SLOVENIA
Y SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
Y SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH SUDAN
A SPAIN
Y SRI LANKA
Y SUDAN
Y SURINAME
A SWEDEN
A SWITZERLAND
Y SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Y TAJIKISTAN
Y THAILAND
Y TIMOR-LESTE
Y TOGO
A TONGA
Y TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Y TUNISIA
Y TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
Y UGANDA
A UKRAINE
Y UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
N UNITED KINGDOM
Y UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
N UNITED STATES
Y URUGUAY
Y UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
Y VENEZUELA (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF)
Y VIET NAM
Y YEMEN
Y ZAMBIA
Y ZIMBABWE



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