“Unprecedented support!” said Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili regarding the adoption of UNGA resolution “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia / the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia.”
“I thank the 84 UN states that supported the resolution on IDPs from the Occupied territories. This shows that despite a global crisis, is on the international agenda. The global community supports the restoration of the rights of IDPs and the right to return home,” tweeted the President.
I thank the 84 UN states that supported the resolution on IDPs from the #OccupiedTerritories. This shows that despite a global crisis, 🇬🇪 is on the int. agenda.The global community supports the restoration of the rights of IDPs and the right to #ReturnHome. Unprecedented support!
— Salome Zourabichvili (@Zourabichvili_S) September 4, 2020
On September 3, 2020, the UN General Assembly within its 74th session has adopted the Resolution on „Status of Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, Georgia” that was initiated by Georgia and 53 sponsoring states.
The General Assembly has been adopting the Resolution consecutively since 2008, reaffirming the fundamental rights of forcefully displaced persons, first and foremost their right of voluntary, safe and dignified return to their homes, noted Georgian Foreign Ministry (MFA).
On September 4, 2020, the Nordic and Baltic States have joined the statement on the adoption of UNGA resolution and “take this opportunity to reaffirm their strong support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.”