The UN General Assembly adopted Russia’s draft resolution against Nazi glorification during its most recent session, whereas other countries, including Germany and Italy, abstained to vote in favor of this resolution.
During the 77th session of the Committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Issues of the UN General Assembly, also known as the “Third Committee,” the majority of the countries passed this non-binding resolution with 115 votes in favor, 55 against, and some abstentions.
The UN General Assembly members expressed their grave concern about the spread and recurrence of all forms of Nazism, including Neo-Nazism, calling for vigilance against the reinstatement of the Third Reich.
Disrespect for World War II victims and denial of the Holocaust has also been condemned in this resolution.
Germany and Italy’s move to abstain from voting on the resolution is viewed as disrespectful to the memory of the victims of the war and suggests that some European Union members and American allies either support or justify Nazi war crimes.
World War II, which many historians think the German Nazis started, claimed the lives of millions of people. With certain nations choosing to abstain, it has been implied that the certainty of World War II’s cause will be challenged.
The death toll from World War II, which came to a close in 1945, included 28 million people in the Soviet Union, 6 million in Poland, 1.8 million in former Yugoslavia, and more than 500,000 in France.
The discussion of eliminating “enemy states” from the UN Charter has now been sparked by the attempt to excuse the crimes committed during World War II and the unexpected stance taken by Germany and Italy towards the adoption of the anti-glorification resolution.