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UNRWA Explanation of Vote in 5th Committee

Statement by Guðrún Þorbjörnsdóttir, First Secretary
General Assembly 78th Session, 22 December 2023
Fifth Committee Plenary Meeting

Mr. Chair,

Iceland has voted in favour of this resolution despite the procedural issues, namely that the Fifth Committee is not the appropriate forum for this resolution. As a strong supporter of UNRWA's important work, Iceland agrees with the text of the resolution and calls for all parties to the conflict in Gaza to heed the call for respect and protection of all civilian and humanitarian facilities and United Nations facilities, as well as all of the humanitarian and medical personnel, and journalists, media professionals and associated personnel caught in the armed conflict in the region.

I thank you.


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