The UN General Assembly today adopted a fourth resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty.
111 states in favour, 41 against and 34 abstentions.
New votes in favour included Central African Republic, Chad, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tunisia. Papua New Guinea and Indonesia moved from opposition to abstention. Regrettably, Bahrain, Dominica and Oman changed their abstention to a vote against the resolution, while Maldives, Namibia and Sri Lanka went from a vote in favour to an abstention.