Practice Relating to Rule 31. Humanitarian Relief Personnel
In 2008, the representative of Viet Nam to the UN Security Council stated: “The United Nations’ humanitarian workers … must have their safety ensured while performing their duties.”
In 2008, in a statement before the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the representative of Viet Nam stated: “It is … urgent … to demand that parties to armed conflicts end hostilities against humanitarian staff and allow them to help people in need.”
In 2012, in a statement before the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly on Agenda Item 52: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the deputy permanent representative of Viet Nam stated:
We emphasize the need to give staff members of UNRWA convenient and safe conditions to carry out their difficult work, so that the agency could meet better the needs of the Palestine refugees.