Estonian Explanation of Vote on draft resolution on Syria cross-border

Delivered by H. E. Mr. Sven Jürgenson, Permanent Representative 

I thank the co-penholders for their immense work and persistent efforts for maintaining the cross-border humanitarian mechanism.

Ireland and Norway have worked closely with all Council members to reach an outcome, that is based on humanitarian needs, aiming to support Syrian people across the country. Because of this determination, we voted in favour of renewing the mandate for additional 12 months.

Estonia thanks OCHA and other UN agencies, who despite hardships have continued to provide the life-saving and life-sustaining aid to the people in urgent need inside Syria.