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UN: Security Council votes unanimously on resolution for monitoring Aleppo evacuations01:18

UN: Security Council votes unanimously on resolution for monitoring Aleppo evacuations

United Nations, New York
December 19, 2016 at 15:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously in favour of a joint draft resolution, which will regulate the placement of UN personnel to monitor the evacuations from eastern Aleppo on Monday.

The meeting adjourned after the envoys voted in favour of the joint draft. The deal concerns the monitoring of the evacuation of militants and their families from eastern Aleppo. The evacuation agreement was made in return for the exit of civilians from the northern militant-held villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, Idlib province.

The resolution asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “to take urgent steps to make arrangements, including security arrangements in consultation with interested parties, to allow the observation by the United Nations and other relevant institutions of the well-being of civilians… inside the eastern districts of the city of Aleppo.”

The joint draft resolution came into being following discussions between France and Russia.

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously in favour of a joint draft resolution, which will regulate the placement of UN personnel to monitor the evacuations from eastern Aleppo on Monday.

The meeting adjourned after the envoys voted in favour of the joint draft. The deal concerns the monitoring of the evacuation of militants and their families from eastern Aleppo. The evacuation agreement was made in return for the exit of civilians from the northern militant-held villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, Idlib province.

The resolution asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “to take urgent steps to make arrangements, including security arrangements in consultation with interested parties, to allow the observation by the United Nations and other relevant institutions of the well-being of civilians… inside the eastern districts of the city of Aleppo.”

The joint draft resolution came into being following discussions between France and Russia.

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