The United Nations Security Council is expected to pass a resolution with a virtual vote on Wednesday, calling on countries to end hostilities to focus on the Covid-19 virus, according to a draft resolution passed by CNN.
Nearly four months after the World Health Organization declared the Corona World Pandemic on March 11, this is the first action by the United Nations wing to protect international peace and security. The council was widely condemned for failing to agree to any action, as more than 10 million people were infected with the virus and various wars continued for several months.
A heated dispute between China and the United States has hampered the deal for months. The United States did not want to report on the WHO, and China was outraged when the United States insisted on accusing Beijing of the virus in the first months of negotiations.
There is no reference to the WHO in the final draft resolution. The resolution calls for “a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations on its agenda and supports the efforts of the Secretary-General”.
He says a 90-day ceasefire would help “allow safe, uninterrupted and continuous delivery of humanitarian aid” during the coronaire fire. The fight against ISIS and terrorism in Iraq is an exception.
Although more than 100 countries have agreed to the goal, the UN has acknowledged the impact of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for a ceasefire on the virus has had no dramatic impact.
The vote takes place over a two-day period and will take place essentially due to the closure of the council hall months ago, when the outbreak erupted.
The results will be read after 11:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.