Following a negative vote cast by the Russian Federation, the Security Council failed to renew the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), formed to determine the perpetrators of chemical-weapons attacks in Syria. The Council rejected the draft resolution following a vote of 11 in favour to 2 against (Bolivia, Russian Federation), with 2 abstaining (China, Kazakhstan). In an earlier procedural action, the Council defeated the Russian Federation’s proposal to adjourn the meeting by 4 votes in favour to 8 opposed, with 3 abstentions. A view of the Council meeting from a Russian interpreters’ booth.
- Credits Cia Pak/UN
- Themes Conflict
- Regions United Nations HQ Russia Middle East and North Africa Syria