Ukraine encouraged the UN to prevent a repeat of the people's deaths from hunger

3 December 2018

On December 3, 2018, the Second Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations approved the resolution “Development of agriculture, food security and nutrition”. At the initiative of Ukraine, it was introduced about the need to prevent a repeat of the people’s deaths from hunger in the future.

After calling for the world to recognize Holodomor as an act of genocide, Ukraine seeks to prevent humanity from repeating a similar crime as in 1932-33, when the Soviet government deliberately organized a famine in Ukraine with the intention of killing a part of the Ukrainian nation.

According to the representative of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, Oleg Nikolenko, the position attached by Ukraine is important in the context of Ukraine’s current efforts to obtain international recognition of Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian nation.

According to the United Nations, every ninth inhabitant of our planet (this is over 820 million people) is starving or not eating. As a sign to memorialize 7 million the Holodomor victims of 1932-1933, and in order to help overcome a famine in the Yemen Republic, the Republic of Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree to provide humanitarian assistance to these countries on November 22, 2018.