The 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly made on initiative of 31 countries a resolution against xenophobia, racism, neo-Nazism and the glorification of Hitler fascism. For the vote on 11.21.2014 only three countries voted against the resolution: Ukraine, USA and Canada.
The official title of the resolution was “. The fight against the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” and included 48 points, in which the signatory states should undertake to pay particular attention to xenophobic and Neo-Nazi tendencies and to outlaw them. In these 48 points, the signatory States should for example unreservedly condemn the denial of the Holocaust and they expressed deep concerns about the glorification of the Nazi movement and Nazism in any form. This includes the glorification of former members of the Waffen-SS and the erection of monuments and memorials and also the holding of public demonstrations in honor of these.
For the ratification of the document voted 115 countries. 55 countries, including the EU member countries abstained. Of particular concern is that Germany, which is due to its history in a particular responsibility also included.