Pakistan, along with 16 other countries, has urged the United Nations to establish a mechanism to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza from the ongoing Israeli military attacks. Ambassador Munir Akram emphasized the urgent need for the UN to intervene and prevent further casualties. The group of countries includes Algeria, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. The ambassador also highlighted the devastating impact of the conflict, with thousands of lives lost, injuries, displacement, and destruction of essential infrastructure. The call for a humanitarian truce and the immediate provision of aid to civilians was also reiterated. Additionally, he paid tribute to the UNRWA staff members who lost their lives in Gaza and emphasized the need for decisive action to end the conflict.