United Nations (United Nations). An immediate ceasefire resolution in Gaza was passed in the emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 153 countries including India voted in its favor. 10 members opposed it. 23 members remained absent from this process. This information has been shared by the United Nations news service on its X handle and website.
According to the UN news service, it called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. The resolution also reiterated the General Assembly’s demand that all parties comply with their obligations under international law. This also includes international humanitarian law. This law specifically concerns the protection of citizens. Before the resolution, member states voted in favor of two amendments that made specific reference to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.
UNGA Chief Francis said that civilians are being attacked in Gaza. There have been serious violations of international and humanitarian law. Francis has expressed support for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The ceasefire proposal was presented by Egyptian Ambassador Abdel Khalek Mahmoud. The countries that voted against the ceasefire resolution include the US, Austria, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Israel, Liberia, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea and Paraguay.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj said that India has voted in favor of the resolution. The situation being discussed in the General Assembly has many dimensions. On October 7, there was a terrorist attack on Israel and many people were taken hostage, which is a matter of concern. A huge humanitarian crisis has arisen in Gaza. Civilians have lost their lives on a large scale. The issue is to comply with international humanitarian law in all circumstances. India welcomes the unity of the international community in a common effort to address the many challenges currently facing the region.
US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the US does not agree with the ceasefire proposal. The US envoy directly blamed Hamas for the war. Israeli Ambassador Gilad Ardan rejected the proposal, saying that stopping the war would only benefit Hamas.