Community of Sant’Egidio ANOTHER VICTORY AT THE U.N. FOR THE SECOND TIME, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVEDA RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A UNIVERSAL MORATORIUMOF EXECUTIONS AND THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE WORLD The Community of Sant’Egidio gladly welcomes the big step taken by the United Nations when, just a short while ago, the…read more
The resolution passed the UN vote a little while ago: 105 in favor, 48 against and 31 abstentions. Last year it passed with 99 in favor, 52 against and 33 abstentions.
Renny Cushing of MVFHR is reporting that in an historic vote this afternoon, the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for a global “moratorium on executions with a view toward abolishing the death penalty”. The vote was 99 in favor, 53 against, and 33 abstentions. The vote came after…read more
The community of Sant’Egidio and the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty have collected five millions signatures from around the world calling for a moratorium on executions. According to their press release, A delegation of anti-death penalty activists from around the world will meet with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Srgian…read more