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UN adopts Peru-sponsored proposal for ceasefire in Syria


Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas

Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas

12:28 | New York (U.S.), Feb. 25.

The United Nations Security Council adopted a draft resolution on Syria, sponsored by Peru and nine other members of the said organization.

 

The resolution states the ceasefire to allow the humanitarian aid in East Ghouta and other areas affected by the Syrian conflict

 

In this sense, the aim is to enable medical evacuations safely and unconditionally. 

 

Likewise, it seeks to ensure respect and protection for all the health and humanitarian staff, their vehicles, and equipment, as well as for hospitals and other health facilities. 

 

The UN Security Council also called on all parties to —immediately— lift the sieges of populated areas, including East Ghouta, Yarmouk, al-Fu’ah, and Kefraya. 


Last year, the United Nations General Assembly elected Peru as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 period. Its candidacy was supported by 186 votes, thus obtaining the required two-thirds majority.

 

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Published: 2/25/2018