Brussels, 22/11/2014

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the UN resolution Moratorium on the use of death penalty

The adoption, in the UNGA 3rd Committee yesterday, of the resolution "Moratorium on the use of death penalty" is a landmark step. The record number of 114 votes in favour confirms the steadfast abolitionist trend worldwide and is an encouragement to continue with our efforts to wipe out this inhumane punishment.

I hope that this strong positive result will be confirmed and even improved in December's General Assembly vote, and I call on all states who have not yet done so, to join this big group of supporters.