The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
joined the Council in 2014 and began its term as a strong supporter of the
Council's work on country-specific situations.
Voting record in 2016
Voting Record in 2015
Macedonia supported all country-specific resolutions put to a vote under the Council’s agenda Items 2, 4 and 10 on Syria, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Iran, Ukraine and Belarus, as well as the joint statements on the situations in Bahrain and Egypt. It co-sponsored almost all country resolutions under Item 4, but none under Item 10 on technical cooperation. Macedonia supported the calls to convene the special sessions on the Central African Republic and on Iraq.
Although not an EU member, Macedonia followed the same pattern of voting in favor of four of the six resolutions focusing on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories (OPT). Regrettably, it abstained on the other two, including the resolution voted on during the Council’s July 2014 special session on Israeli military operations in Gaza.
Macedonia took the floor during only a few country-specific debates at the Council. It should reinforce its engagement at the Council by intervening more frequently during debates addressing situations of concern.