‘Democratic talks to replace club interests’: UNGA approves Russian-drafted resolution against cybercrime despite US opposition

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A new resolution paving the way for experts from around the world to work together on a new treaty combating cybercrimes was passed by the UN General Assembly despite strong opposition from the US and its allies.

The document drafted jointly by Russia and 47 other nations has been adopted by the 193-member international body with 79 votes in favor and 60 votes against as well as 33 abstentions. The resolution calls on the General Assembly to form a committee of experts representing all parts of the world to “elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”

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