International Desk: Condemning human rights violations in Myanmar, the third committee of the UN General Assembly in New York has adopted a resolution on the situation.
The UN body would have "the Assembly condemn all rights violations in Myanmar and call for an independent investigation into them, including against Rohingya Muslims, to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable," said an UN press release on November 16, 2018.
The Assembly would advocate international support for the underfunded 2018 joint response plan for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, it said.
Myanmar, China and Russia, seven other countries voted against it and 26 nations -- including Japan -- abstained, the UN said.
A total of 142 countries voted in favour of the resolution brought jointly by the European Union and OIC.
Bangladesh and Austria placed the resolution on behalf of the OIC and EU respectively.
A total of 103 countries, including the USA, Canada, Austria and Mexico co-sponsored the resolution.
The international community hopes that the resolution will play a significant role in ensuring sustainable rehabilitation of Rohingyas, UNB reports quoting the press wing of Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations on Saturday.
Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen said the resolution makes several references to Bangladesh as the host country for the forcibly displaced Rohingya.
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