UN General Assembly passes resolution claiming abortion is a human right
09/15/2022 // Arsenio Toledo // Views

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has passed a resolution claiming that abortion is a human right.

Titled "International Cooperation for Access to Justice, Remedies and Assistance for Survivors of Sexual Violence," the resolution passed during the 99th plenary meeting of the UNGA on Sept. 2 includes language that promotes reproductive rights and abortion.

The resolution was co-sponsored by the ambassadors from Sierra Leone and Japan, and was adopted by consensus after votes were held on four amendments that attempted to water down the language of the non-binding resolution. (Related: More states outlaw abortion following overturning of Roe v. Wade.)

Some UN ambassadors attempted to remove from the resolution the language calling on states to urgently ensure the promotion and protection of safe abortion. They criticized the language treating abortion as a human right.

The ambassadors pointed out that there is no international consensus on abortion and there is no other internationally binding document recognizing abortion as a human right.

Furthermore, ambassadors who criticized the language of the resolution noted how it disregarded the findings of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, which stated that abortion should not be promoted as a method of family planning, and that states should help women find ways to avoid abortions.

Over 30 countries tried – and failed – to get rid of language supporting abortion

Nigeria introduced an amendment that would have eliminated language from the resolution and from a previous UNGA resolution urging countries to protect the "sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights" of women. The country's main complaint centered on the language supporting "emergency contraception" and "prevention programs for adolescent pregnancy."


The Nigerian ambassador to the UN noted that abortion is not a human right, but a political issue that needs to be addressed. Nigeria's amendment was supported by over 30 countries, including Russia, China, Malaysia, Nicaragua and many nations from the Middle East.

Malaysia, one of its supporters, criticized how negotiations on the resolution were conducted in the least transparent way possible and that "there was no genuine interest in finding a common denominator to address the issue" of sexual violence. The Malaysian ambassador to the UN concluded that "it is irresponsible to claim that such terminology, adopted without a vote, constitutes consensus language."

The amendments attempting to prevent abortion from being recognized as a human right were defeated by a margin of more than two-to-one. Following the defeat of the amendments, the resolution was adopted by consensus despite clear opposition to it. Most Western nations and their allies supported the resolution without any changes.

The sponsors of the resolution claim that it is only about preventing women from experiencing sexual violence and providing them with avenues for redress if they become victims of it. Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister David Francis, who introduced the resolution, noted how the World Health Organization estimates that 35 percent of women in the world are survivors of sexual violence.

Francis also called the resolution "a significant first step" to "address the scourge of sexual violence."

"Our focus is to increase cooperation to eliminate sexual violence and step up the international response to support victims and survivors," added Francis.

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