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IPU Leadership calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza


A woman teaches children in a makeshift classroom in Gaza MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

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. 


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.

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