News UN: calling for global ceasefire

by António Guterres

"The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war"

"Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. 

The virus does not care about ethnicity or nationality, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly.

Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.  

The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price.

They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.

Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed.

Health professionals, already few in number, have often been targeted. 

Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict are doubly vulnerable.

The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war.

End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world.

That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. (...)"



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Source United Nations
Target group(s) Governments & Administrations
Topics Good Governance & CSR