un chief vows to persist in ceasefire plea for war torn gaza
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has Expressed unwavering determination to Continue advocating for a Humanitarian Ceasefire in the Conflict-ridden Gaza Strip. Addressing the Doha Forum in Qatar he emphasized the Urgent need for Global action Underscoring that the Recent Security Council inaction on a Resolution was Eroding its Credibility.
Guterres condemned the deadlock within the Security Council due to geopolitical divisions Particularly Evident in the recent veto by the United States against a Resolution urging Israel and Palestinian Militants to halt the intense Conflict that erupted on October 7. Despite the Security Council’s Failure to act Guterres asserted I can Promise I will not give up on appealing for a ceasefire to avert a Humanitarian Catastrophe.
The toll on Gaza has been Devastating with Nearly 18,000 Palestinians Killed and 49,500 Wounded in Israeli Bombardments. Guterres Stressed the Urgent need for a Serious effort to reform Global Structures Particularly the Security Council Citing its divisions as hindrances to Resolving Conflicts Worldwide.
Highlighting the dire situation Guterres Pointed out that the only resolution addressing the Gaza Conflict faced implementation Challenges. He urged Comprehensive reform rooted in Equality, Solidarity and adherence to international Law.
Philippe Lazzarini the head of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) also addressed the Forum emphasizing the Dehumanization of Palestinians as a factor allowing international Tolerance of Israel’s Continued Bombardment of Gaza. Lazzarini Stressed the imperative need for a Humanitarian Ceasefire to end the Suffering in Gaza.
Guterres Concluded by Highlighting the Failure of Global Governance in Managing existential Threats urging Collective Efforts to find shared Solutions to Challenges beyond the Security Council. The ongoing Strife in Gaza Serves as a Poignant Reminder of the Pressing need for international Cooperation to address Humanitarian Crises and Conflicts.