2014 – Resolution calling for a new investigation

In March 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked the General Assembly to pursue the matter further. In response, the Swedish government, supported by Zambia, submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly in December 2014, calling for a new investigation.

On 29 December 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution (GA/RES/69/246) by the consensus of all 193 member states, authorising the Secretary-General to appoint an independent Panel of Experts to examine the evidence.