Sunday, 10 Dec 2023 18:08 IWST
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres emphasized that he would not implement a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza after the US vetoed the UNSC resolution. (AFP/Yuki Iwamura)
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres emphasized that he would continue to try ceasefire humanity in Gaza, Palestine.
Guterres conveyed this when speaking at the Doha Forum. He conveyed the civilian casualties that continued to fall during the war.
“I will not give up on efforts to realize a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza,” Guterres said Al-Jazeera, Sunday (10/12).
According to him, this situation has become a major humanitarian disaster for the Palestinian people. Peace and security are deteriorating in the region.
“We have never seen so many civilian casualties in such a short time during my UN mandate,” he said.
Gutteres believes that serious efforts to bring global institutions to resolve this conflict must be made. Moreover, he acknowledged that it was difficult for the UN Security Council (DK) to pass a resolution urging a ceasefire in Gaza.
This is because the UN resolution regarding the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza has been vetoed by the United States. The veto was given during the UN Security Council vote on the conflict in Gaza which took place on Friday (8/12) local time.
US Representative at the UN Robert Wood said the resolution was different from reality and would not have a positive impact on the ground.
In the vote, 13 members of the UN Security Council supported the short draft resolution submitted by the United Arab Emirates, America vetoed it and Britain abstained from the vote.
The resolution can be adopted if it has the approval of nine members with no permanent member countries using their veto rights.
During the Israeli aggression, the UN Security Council was in the spotlight because it repeatedly failed to issue resolutions or even humanitarian statements regarding the increasingly worrying situation in the Gaza Strip.
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