The UN General Assembly passed a resolution by a large majority on Wednesday, calling on countries not to recognise the four regions of Ukraine which Russia has claimed, following so-called referendums held late last month, and demanding that Moscow reverse course on its "attempted illegal annexation".
The results were 143 Member States in favour, with five voting against, and 35 abstentions. The countries who voted against were Belarus, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, Russia and Syria.
WHC Bureau by Vote:
Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Zambia
Ethiopia, India, Mali, South Africa, Thailand
I am not sure if this signals any change in how the WHC Bureau might vote regarding the current "UNESCO Chair" impasse, but I thought it worth noting.