IPU leadership calls for immediate ceasefire in  Gaza

Leah TwakiApril 3, 20243 min

IPU leaders have honoured the call by Akpabio to set aside ego and differences to work collectively towards drafting an all-encompassing resolution to end crisis in Gaza.

 IPU leadership calls for ceasefire in Gaza

At the 148th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, held in a spirit of cooperation and diplomacy, the leadership of global parliamentary community has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Tulia Ackson, the President of IPU, and Martin Chungong, the Secretary General, in a statement  emphasized the dire situation facing the people of Gaza, particularly women, children, and the elderly.

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.” the statement  partly reads.

Expressing deep concern over the worsening conditions in the region due to ongoing conflict, the IPU leadership urged for an urgent ceasefire, highlighting the necessity to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the fighting.

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

Furthermore, the IPU appealed to authorities on all sides to facilitate the flow of essential humanitarian aid to Gaza, emphasizing the importance of reaching those most in need. Condemning violence against civilians unequivocally, the statement stressed the imperative of upholding international humanitarian law and respecting the sanctity of civilian lives.

OrderPaper recalls that at the President of the Senate, GodsWill Akpabio at the 148th Session of the IPU Assembly in Geneva, urged fellow delegates to prioritize humanity over ego and national interests, stressing the need for collective efforts to bring sustainable peace to the war-torn region.

The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments. It was founded in 1889 as the first multilateral political organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations. Today, the IPU comprises 180 national Member Parliaments and 15 regional parliamentary bodies.

It promotes peace, democracy and sustainable development. It helps parliaments become stronger, younger, gender-balanced and more innovative. It also defends the human rights of parliamentarians through a dedicated committee made up of MPs from around the world.

Leah Twaki

A Chemistry graduate, excels as a social media manager, digital journalist, and content creator with an interdisciplinary skills blend of science and communication.

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