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SA postpones introduction of its draft UN General Assembly resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine – SABC News

South Africa (SA) has postponed the launch of its United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

South Africa was originally scheduled to speak second on the list in today’s Special Emergency Session, to present his competing design aimed at depoliticizing efforts to deal with the dire humanitarian situation in the country.

But just before the event was due to begin, South Africa disappeared from the speaker list without explanation.

Special emergency session of the UN General Assembly on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine

Ukraine tabled the Franco-Mexican draft, with more than 70 member states supporting the text citing Russia as the cause of the humanitarian crisis in that country.

South Africa’s last-minute introduction of a separate draft this week was controversial from the start, surprising many delegations.

Analysts behind the scenes told SABC News that Pretoria simply didn’t have the numbers to support its separate text and they expected it to be withdrawn.

Currently, South Africa’s official position is that it has postponed the introduction of the second text as they work to reach consensus among delegations.

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SA postpones introduction of its draft UN General Assembly resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine – SABC News

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