The General Assembly's Legal Committee postponed the debate on international terrorism on Monday(December 11) only after British and United States' objections.
The General Assembly's Legal Committee postponed the debate on international terrorism on Monday(December 11) only after British and United States' objections. The vote to in effect postpone the issue 76-64 with 16 abstentions, was backed by a group of non-aligned nations -- who were given priority in their resolution over a British-led draft pressing for immediate action to introduce the debate to the General Assembly itself.
SYNOPSIS: In the United Nations on Monday, the General Assembly's Legal Committee discussed a non-aligned nations' resolution to in effect postpone a debate on terrorism -- a resolution given priority over a British-led call for immediate debate on terrorism in the General Assembly. British delegate Mr. John Freeland, speaking against postponement....
The United States delegate also spoke out against the postponement resolution, but it was carried.
The voting -- seventy-six to thirty-four with sixteen abstentions -- was for U.N. member states to be asked for their observations on terrorism. What it did, in effect, was to ensure keeping the issue out of the General Assembly for at least a year.