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Egypt, Mauritania invoke UN Resolution 377 ‘Uniting for Peace’

By: Web Desk
Egypt and Mauritania have invoked the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 377 “Uniting for Peace” in a letter to the President of the General Assembly, according to Al Jazeera.

As a response to the letter, the president convened a special session of the assembly to be held on Tuesday.

Egypt and Mauritania, in their letter, said the special session was needed after “a Permanent Member of the Security Council” vetoed a Security Council Gaza ceasefire resolution — a reference to the US.

Resolution 377, which was adopted by the UNGA in 1950, allows the 193-member UN body to act where the UN Security Council has failed to “exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”.

Their letter also referred to the UN secretary-general invoking Article 99 of the UN Charter on December 6, before the Security Council’s vote.

Article 99 allows the secretary general to “bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security”.

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