GENEVA, Switzerland (ArmRadio)-The United Nations Human Rights Council Friday adopted an Armenian initiated resolution on the prevention of genocide. The resolution is the first of its kind to be adopted by the UN’s Human Rights body.
The initiative follows an earlier Armenian backed resolution calling for a united approach to detecting and preventing genocide that passed in the UN General Assembly.
The adoption of the resolution in the Human Rights Council coincides with the 60th anniversary of the UN’s passing of the International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
The resolution passed with broad support and was co-authored by 58 countries, including all the EU member states, Switzerland, Austria, Argentine, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Norway and others.