Geneva, 6 March 2022 (TDI): United Arab Emirates, within the framework of the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in Ukraine, the UAE voted in the favor of a resolution on the human rights situation in Ukraine.

The resolution was adopted following a majority vote of 32 member states in favor, 2 in against, while 13 of the member states remained absent.

The resolution evokes the obligations of all states under Article 2 of the Charter to refrain in their international relations from the threat, use of force against the territorial integrity, political independence of any state, and to settle its international disputes by adopting peaceful means.

“Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 2 explicates that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”

Ambassador and the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations namely Ahmed Abdul-Rahman Al Jarman, and other international organizations in Geneva, called on all parties to the conflict in Ukraine to demonstrate prudence, de-escalate, and try to settle the crisis via discussions via diplomatic means.

Ahmad Al Jarman Addressing to UNHRC Council
Geneva: Ambassador Ahmed Al Jarman, permanent representative of the UAE to the UN, addresses the 49th session of the Human Rights Council. (WAM)

Ahmed Abdul-Rahman Al Jarman said that the UAE’s ardent stance to de-escalate the situation and strive toward a peaceful resolution to the conflict is consistent.

The UAE supports efforts at all levels to promote discussions and diplomacy in order to obtain a peaceful resolution and the restoration of stability and security.

Further, he went on to say that it would open the way forward for the essential political solutions in preparation for the restoration of normalcy in the affected country.