“A clear success of diplomacy,” said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia regarding the adoption of UNGA resolution “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia / the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia.”
“Today our IDP resolution at UNGA reiterating the right of return for all displaced persons and refugees was adopted with unprecedented int’l support of 84 countries and 54 co-sponsors. This vote is a clear success of diplomacy! Grateful to our partners for their support,” tweeted Georgian PM.
Today our IDP resolution at @UN GA reiterating the right of return for all displaced persons & refugees was adopted w/ unprecedented int’l support of 84 countries & 54 co-sponsors. This vote is a clear success of ?? diplomacy! Grateful to our partners for their support. pic.twitter.com/QIpfjQGhb2
— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) September 3, 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.”