U.N. rejects Russia concerns over push to tackle AIDS

News Today 09.06.2021

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a declaration on Tuesday aimed at ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 after Russia failed in a bid to remove language it said pushed countries to decriminalize prostitution and drug use.The 193-member General Assembly overwhelming voted down Russia’s last minute attempt to amend the 18-page declaration. It voted 165 in favor and four against to adopt the non-binding declaration – the fifth such text on AIDS in the past 20 years. (Read More)

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