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Full text: UN Security Council Resolution 2728

The Hamas ceasefire resolution was adopted on March 25, 2024, following the abstention of the United States.

The U.N. Security Council adopts Resolution 2728 in a 14-0 vote, with the U.S. abstaining, demanding an immediate ceasefire to Israel's war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip during Ramadan, March 25, 2024. Credit: Loey Felipe/U.N. Photo.
The U.N. Security Council adopts Resolution 2728 in a 14-0 vote, with the U.S. abstaining, demanding an immediate ceasefire to Israel's war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip during Ramadan, March 25, 2024. Credit: Loey Felipe/U.N. Photo.

The following is the full text of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2728, adopted on March 25, 2024, following the abstention of the United States:

Resolution 2728 (2024)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 9,586th meeting, on 25 March 2024

The Security Council,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

Recalling all of its relevant resolutions on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question,

Reiterating its demand that all parties comply with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and in this regard deploring all attacks against civilians and civilian objects, as well as all violence and hostilities against civilians, and all acts of terrorism, and recalling that the taking of hostages is prohibited under international law,

Expressing deep concern about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, 

Acknowledging the ongoing diplomatic efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United States, aimed at reaching a cessation of hostilities, releasing the hostages and increasing the provision and distribution of humanitarian aid,

1. Demands an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a lasting sustainable ceasefire, and also demands the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, as well as ensuring humanitarian access to address their medical and other humanitarian needs, and further demands that the parties comply with their obligations under international law in relation to all persons they detain; 

2. Emphasizes the urgent need to expand the flow of humanitarian assistance to and reinforce the protection of civilians in the entire Gaza Strip and reiterates its demand for the lifting of all barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance at scale, in line with international humanitarian law as well as resolutions 2712 (2023) and 2720 (2023);

3. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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