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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East, by which it expressed deep concern about the Agencys
critical financial situation and stressed the need for further efforts
to comprehensively address its recurrent funding shortages.
The Assembly called upon donors to provide early annual voluntary
contributions, in accordance with the Grand Bargain on humanitarian
financing announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul,
Turkey, in May 2016.
The Assembly also expressed concern about continuing restrictions on
free movement and access for UNRWA personnel, vehicles and goods, as
well as the injury, harassment and intimidation of its staff.
The Assembly adopted that draft resolution by a recorded vote of 162 in
favour to 6 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States
of Micronesia, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Cameroon,
Guatemala, Nauru, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Vanuatu).