The government of Maldives has co-sponsored a resolution calling for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities in Gaza, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that the UNGA adopted a resolution calling for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities in Gaza at the 10th Emergency Special Session of the United Nations held on October 27.
Alongside 46 countries, Maldives, being among the 120 countries who voted in favor, co-sponsored this crucial resolution. 45 countries abstained from the vote, while 14 countries voted against the resolution.
The 45 other countries who co-sponsored the resolution are the State of Palestine, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Türkiye, United Arab Emirates, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Amid the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Gaza Strip, this was the first time the international community united and took a courageous stance against the recent indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure launched by the Israeli military,
Calling for ensuring the “unhindered provision of essential goods and services to civilians throughout the Gaza Strip”, the resolution also “firmly” rejects any attempts at the forced transfer of the Palestinian civilian population.
Further, the resolution urges the establishment of humanitarian corridors aimed at facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza.
After constantly failing to address the deeply worsening situation in Palestine and Israel, the island nation believes that now is the time for the UN Security Council to take a united stance against acts of terrorism, violence, and hostilities directed at civilians, demanding the immediate release of hostages and the protection of medical and humanitarian personnel as stipulated by international humanitarian law.
The Emergency Special Session will reconvene on October 31 to engage in deliberations regarding illegal Israeli actions in Palestine.
During the session, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Thilmeeza Hussain will deliver a statement on behalf of the Maldivian government.
The ministry highlighted that Maldives and its people remain solid in their unwavering commitment and unconditional solidarity with the people of Palestine in their impartial quest to achieve their inherent rights, including the right to self-determination.
Maldives has also continuously reaffirmed its long-standing position that a lasting solution to the conflict can only be achieved through the internationally accepted two-state solution, with the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.