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UNGA passes Azerbaijan-initiated resolution on missing persons (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 22 December 2016 19:24
The UN General Assembly has passed the Azerbaijan-initiated resolution titled “Missing Persons”, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend December 22.

Details added (first version posted on 17:19)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 22

By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:

The UN General Assembly has passed the Azerbaijan-initiated resolution titled “Missing Persons”, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend December 22.

The resolution calls upon the states that are parties to armed conflicts to strictly observe and respect the rules of international humanitarian law, take all appropriate measures to prevent people from going missing and provide their family members with relevant information that they have on their fate.

In this context, the resolution requests the states to pay the utmost attention to cases of children reported missing in connection with the armed conflicts.

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