Remarks at the Third Committee Adoption of the UNHCR Omnibus 2021 Resolution

Nicholas Hill
Deputy U.S. Representative for ECOSOC
New York, New York
November 12, 2021


Our vote underscores our commitment to supporting the work of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to alleviate suffering, provide protection and humanitarian assistance, and respect the dignity of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless persons, and other persons of concern.

We are disappointed that some continue to politicize this resolution undermining the resolution’s goal to empower UNHCR to provide principled, impartial, needs-based assistance, which is at the core of UNHCR’s operations and, indeed, all humanitarian response.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.