A South Sudanese refugee waves his national flag as they board a bus taking them to Ben Gurion International airport, near Tel Aviv, where they will be deported to South Sudan, on June 17, 2012. Israel was preparing to fly home about 120 illegal immigrants from South Sudan, the first wave in the planned expulsion of tens of thousands of Africans, officials said. AFP PHOTO/OREN ZIV =ISRAEL OUT= (Photo by OREN ZIV / ACTIVE STILLS / AFP) (Photo by OREN ZIV/ACTIVE STILLS/AFP via Getty Images)
South Sudan avoided UN meeting as members states condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine
While United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its military forces, South Sudan was nowhere to make a vote.
Thirty-five members including China abstained and five countries including Russia, Syria, Eritrea, and Belarus voted against the resolution.
35 countries abstained or failed to vote, the countries: Armenia, Bangladesh, Tanzania, South Africa, South Sudan
While General Assembly resolutions are non-binding, they carry political weight.