- Controversial 1985 Subcommittee Report Was Neither “Accepted” Or “Received” By U.N.
- U.N. Spokesman Confirmed That U.N. Has Not “Approved Or Endorsed” [The] Report Labeling The Armenian Experience As Genocide.”
He Repeated In April Of This Year: “as For Armenia, In Any Case, The UN Hasn’t Expressed Any Position On Incidents That Took Place Long Before The United Nations Was Established.”
Text Of The Resolution:
(23) In August 1985, after extensive study and deliberation, the United Nations SubCommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities voted 14 to 1 to accept a report entitled `Study of the Question of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,' which stated `[t]he Nazi aberration has unfortunately not been the only case of genocide in the 20th century. Among other examples which can be cited as qualifying are . . . the Ottoman massacre of Armenians in 1915-1916'.
(24) This report also explained that `[a]t least 1,000,000, and possibly well over half of the Armenian population, are reliably estimated to have been killed or death marched by independent authorities and eye-witnesses. This is corroborated by reports in United States, German and British archives and of contemporary diplomats in the Ottoman Empire, including those of its ally Germany.'.
Commentary And Analysis:
Finding 23 Is Incorrect. The U.N. Subcommission Did Not “Accept” The Report. Instead, It Considered Whether Even To ”Recevied” The Report And Decided Not To. In The End, It “[Took] Note” Of The Study. The Last Time This Report Was Referred To In Legislation