Explanation of Vote on a Third Committee Resolution on Promotion of Democratic and Equitable International Order

Courtney Nemroff
Deputy U.S. Representative to ECOSOC
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
November 13, 2018


Thank you, Chair.

The United States is committed to promoting and protecting democracy around the world. However, as stated in years past, the United States strongly disagrees with numerous aspects of this resolution. This resolution contains a reference to “create a shared future based on our common humanity.” This phrase has been promoted by a single Member State to insert the policy agenda of its Head of State in UN documents. None of us should support incorporating language targeting a domestic political audience into multilateral documents. Because of these concerns, we are calling a vote and voting against this resolution. We urge other member states to vote against this resolution as well.

Thank you, Chair.