The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has reiterated its urgent call for a comprehensive solution to the ongoing crisis in Sudan, urging Sudanese parties to calm the situation and prioritise dialogue, unity, and the preservation of national state institutions to prevent their collapse and to avoid escalating conflicts and confrontations.

This statement was delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN Office in Geneva, Jowhara bint Abdulaziz al-Suwaidi, on behalf of the GCC, as Qatar currently chairs the GCC session, during the Interactive Dialogue on Oral Update by Fact-Finding Mission on Sudan, part of the 56th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The GCC called on both sides of the Sudanese conflict to commit to ending the conflict, as outlined in the Jeddah Declaration signed on May 11, 2023, regarding the commitment to protect civilians, and the May 20, 2023 declaration on a short-term ceasefire agreement and humanitarian arrangements under international humanitarian law and human rights law.

The GCC referenced UN Security Council Resolution 2,724, dated March 8, 2024, which urges all parties to ensure the removal of any obstacles and enable full, rapid, safe, and unimpeded access to humanitarian aid.

The GCC also urged the Sudanese government and the Rapid Support Forces to engage seriously and effectively with crisis resolution initiatives, including the Jeddah platform and neighbouring countries, among others, reaffirming its commitment to stand by the Sudanese people, continue providing humanitarian aid, and contribute to alleviating their suffering.

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