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Explanation of Vote on UN General Assembly Resolution on UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

Alejandro Wolff
Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York City
November 5, 2009


Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Alejandro D. Wolff, Deputy Permanent Representative, on a UN General Assembly Resolution on the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, in the General Assembly. Full Text

Ambassador Alejandro D. Wolff: Convening a conference of the contracting parties to the Geneva convention for the purpose of spotlighting one country, would only heighten divisions and could setback the process of restarting permanent status negotiations. This and other imbalanced references to the parties throughout the text, including the failure to mention Hamas by name, convey the impression that this body is, yet again, handling Arab-Israeli issues in an unbalanced manor. For these reason we will vote against the resolution.


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