International Day of Neutrality (12/12)

On February 2, 2017, the UN General Assembly, by its resolution (A / RES / 71/275), proclaimed December 12 as the International Day of Neutrality.

The establishment of the memorable date was preceded by the consideration of the Ashgabat final document, which became the natural conclusion of the International Conference, held in 2015 in Turkmenistan and dedicated to the policy of neutrality.

Neutrality in the system of international law is a policy of non-participation in war and refusal to participate in military blocs in peacetime. Adhering to the policy of neutrality, states in various periods of history sought to protect themselves and their citizens from the devastating consequences of wars that took place in neighboring territories.