Months Later, UN Security Council Backs Call for Coronavirus Truce


The UN Security Council on Wednesday finally backed UN chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China.

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for “all parties to armed conflicts to engage immediately in a durable humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days” to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, “The adoption of this resolution will send an important signal to conflict parties and may help change calculations on the ground.”

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