Costa Rica was one of the 141 United Nations (UN) countries that they voted in favor of a resolution for peace in Ukraine during a special session, called as an emergency, which lasted for two days.
The resolution was proposed by the European Union and Costa Rica was one of the co-sponsors.
Only seven votes against were counted in the session, including that of the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, another 32 countries abstained.
Costa Rica’s intervention was in charge of Ambassador Georgina Guillén, director of Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, who lamented that “a year later the guiding principles of the Charter of the United Nations continue to be violated, our collective security system and we see with dismay the consequences of a renewed polarization”.
“Regardless of the type of war we are facing, they all have a human face. The face of millions of people”, the Costa Rican representative added during her address, in a discursive line in favor of the populations that are affected.
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The resolution finally approved consists of 11 points, which emphasizes the “need to achieve a general, just and lasting peace in Ukraine as soon as possible, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations”.
Also, “it reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, which extend to its territorial waters; and reiterates its demand that the Russian Federation immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, and calls for a cessation of hostilities.”
Finally, it “requests the parties to the armed conflict to fully comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law to constantly ensure that they do not cause harm to the civilian population or civilian objects, guarantee safe access without obstacles to humanitarian aid to those who need it and refrain from attacking, destroying, stealing or rendering useless goods essential for the survival of the civilian population”.