Gaza: Adopted resolution shows E10 leadership for peace

Today, after 171 days of war in Gaza, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution tabled by the elected members (E10) of the Council. The resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan, leading to a durable and sustainable ceasefire. Slovenia has been one of the main authors of the text since its inception.

“Today is an important day. Above all, we hope it will be an important day for the people of the Middle East. The day that marks the beginning of the end of the pain and suffering of the civilian population,” stressed Ambassador Samuel Žbogar in his explanation of the vote.

The short and focused draft resolution, proposed by the non-permanent members of the Council, was the strongest signal yet. “It is a call that we have all been desperately waiting to hear from the Council, and it is a clear sign that this conflict must end,” the Ambassador added, highlighting the momentous day for the elected members.

He underlined that the E10 demonstrated “the unifying force within the Council” and showed “leadership for peace”. This is Slovenia’s third month in the Council and we look forward to many more joint ventures for peace.

Recalling the binding nature of Security Council resolutions, Slovenia calls for the swift implementation of today’s resolution, in particular the immediate ceasefire, the unconditional release of all hostages and the acceleration of life-saving assistance.

Slovenia also reiterates its call for full respect of international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights law.

Read the full explanation of vote here.

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