Nepal supports UN resolution for immediate truce in Israel-Hamas warThe resolution calls for an ‘immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce’ between Israeli forces and Hamas militants.
Nepal has voted in favour of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for a “durable and sustained humanitarian truce” in the Israel-Hamas war.
The resolution, proposed by Jordan and backed by over 45 member states, was approved by a vote of 120 to 14, with 45 nations abstaining.
The resolution calls for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce” between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza.
It also demands a “continuous, sufficient and unhindered” provision of lifesaving supplies and services for civilians trapped inside the enclave, as reports suggest Israel has expanded ground operations and intensified its bombing campaign.
An amendment proposed by Canada and backed by over 35 member states including the US seeking an explicit condemnation of Hamas did not pass, failing to get two-thirds support. The amendment received 88 votes in favour, 55 against, and 23 abstentions.
Among South Asian countries, India and Bhutan voted in favour of the resolution; Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives voted against it; while Nepal abstained.
Countries put forward arguments for and against the amendment and explained their positions on the adopted resolution.
Earlier in the day, several countries took the floor, reiterating the impact of the crisis on civilians and underscoring the imperative to ensure aid finally flows into the enclave as supplies of food, water and fuel reach critically low levels.