World Health Organization members passed a resolution against Russia
Members of the World Health Organization’s European region passed a resolution on May 10, 2022, that could result in the closure of Russia’s regional office and the suspension of meetings in the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
The special session of the European region passed the resolution, supported by Ukraine and the European Union, with 43 in favour and three against (Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan) and two abstentions.
Backers consider it an important political step to isolate Moscow and said they were at pains to avoid any major impact on Russia’s health system. The resolution referred to a “health emergency” in Ukraine, referring to mass casualties, as well as risks of chronic and infectious diseases that have resulted from Russia’s military actions.