The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, called for a global ceasefire at the end of March to combat the “common enemy”, the coronavirus, has already 170 signatories.
In a statement supporting those who support the initiative – United Nations member states, observers, non-state actors, civil society networks and organizations, religious leaders, UN peacekeepers and supporters of the Sustainable Development Goals – have “deep concern” about ” continuous “struggles expressed in different parts of the world.
“We need to combine our efforts to save lives and alleviate the social and economic devastation of our peoples,” they said, saying that the struggles, particularly in the midst of a global health crisis, have “devastating effects” on the most vulnerable. especially in women and children.
They have therefore stressed that they are “firmly” convinced that it is time to act diplomatically and that all Member States and United Nations observers are devoting their “collective efforts” to the common fight against the pandemic.