At a briefing on COVID-19, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated: “We are in an unprecedented situation and the normal rules no longer apply. We cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times.”
The Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire in light of COVID-19 has already garnered significant support including from Member States and CSOs, receiving over 2 million signatures. Learn more and sign the petition here.
Introducing his report on the socio-economic implications of COVID-19 he stated: "We must see countries not only united to beat the virus but also to tackle its profound consequences…magnitude of the response must match the scale of the crisis…it must be multilateral, with countries showing solidarity to the most vulnerable."