Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson
for the High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
On the Adoption of the United Nations General Assembly
Resolution A/RES/69/312 “United Nations Alliance of Civilization”
New York – 6 July, 2015
The United Nations General Assembly adopted today GA Resolution A/RES/69/312 “United Nations Alliance of Civilizations” with Spain and Turkey as main sponsors. The resolution was adopted by consensus with one hundred countries sponsoring.
The milestone resolution, provides the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations with the institutional status and the political guidance necessary to pursue its work in promoting intercultural dialogue, understanding and respect among civilizations, cultures, religions and beliefs.
The High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser expressed his appreciation to the leadership of Spain and Turkey as co-sponsors of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and applauded the excellent work conducted as main sponsors of this resolution. Al-Nasser said the consensual adoption of the resolution demonstrates the importance that UN Member States attach to the work and mission of the Alliance.