The UN General Assembly’s special session on the situation in Ukraine will resume on March 23, with participants expected to vote on a resolution on the humanitarian situation by the end of the week. A source in the world organization told TASS on March 21.
The information was confirmed on March 21 by the official representative of the President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Polina Kubiyak. A special session of the General Assembly may be resumed indefinitely if necessary. Earlier on March 21, a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine was submitted to the General Assembly, in connection with which the resumption of the special seat was scheduled for March 22, but due to organizational issues it was decided to do it a day later, sources told TASS. :
The text of the document was received by TASS. There, the General Assembly called on Russia to “immediately cease hostilities with Ukraine.” The text also contains requirements to ensure the protection of civilians and infrastructure, doctors and journalists, the ability to leave the combat zone, and the ability of humanitarian personnel to reach those in need.
The document also calls on UN member states to finance humanitarian aid to Ukraine and to continue its supplies to the United Nations. The draft resolution also calls for the continuation of negotiations “between all parties” and “the immediate peaceful settlement of the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine through political dialogue, negotiations, mediation efforts and other peaceful means.” The new sitting of the special session of the General Assembly, as expected, will last several days. The specific dates will depend on the number of participants who would like to comment on the situation in Ukraine. The vote on the resolution is expected at the end of the week, after the discussion.