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President and Secretary General issue IPU leadership call for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

IPU Leadership Statement at the 148th IPU Assembly. 

In view of the worsening situation in Gaza, we call for urgent action to alleviate the suffering of the people in the region, including women, children and the elderly, who have been caught up in the fighting.

On behalf of the global parliamentary community, we call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

We reiterate our demand for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.

We appeal to the relevant authorities on all sides to expand the flow of essential humanitarian aid to reach those in need in Gaza.

We reiterate our utter condemnation of any violence against civilians and stress the need for respect for international humanitarian law.

Tulia Ackson, IPU President, and Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General. 


IPU Secretariat, Geneva