UN General Assembly passes resolution on cooperation with SCO

UN General Assembly passes resolution on cooperation with SCO

On 30 August, 2019, the UN General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution on “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.” The resolution was co-authored by the SCO member states including Russia, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as by Azerbaijan, Qatar, Sudan and Sri Lanka.

The document underlines the “constructive role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in securing peace and sustainable development, advancing regional cooperation and strengthening neighborliness and mutual trust.”  It noted the SCO’s efforts in countering challenges and threats to security, including terrorism, illegal drug trafficking and other types of transnational criminal activity and its contribution to strengthening multi-faceted trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation in the region.

It also emphasised the importance of broadening the dialogue, cooperation and coordination between the UN and the SCO.