26 February 2021 - The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts, in order to allow for COVID-19 vaccinations.
17 February 2021 - UNICEF Chief Henrietta Fore highlights need for global ceasefire throughout duration of vaccine delivery.
27 January 2021 - UN Special Representatives also urged all parties to conflict to endorse the Secretary-General's appeal for a global ceasefire in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Meaningful and inclusive’ dialogue essential to end upsurge in clashes across Central African Republic
3 February 2021 -- Secretary-General Guterres condemned continuing violence, and reiterated his call for a global ceasefire in the context of the COVID-19.
26 January 2021 - Against the backdrop of a global ceasefire appeal to fight COVID-19, the UN chief called for new peacebuilding funds promising a “renewed approach to multilateralism and international cooperation”.
25 January 2021 - High Ranking UN officials say momentum generated by the global ceasefire can allow nations to focus instead on fighting COVID-19
7 January 2021 - The Secretary-General reiterates his call for a global ceasefire and urges all armed groups to lay down their weapons.
6 January 2021 - Secretary-General reiterates his plea to all engaged in violence, to direct their fire instead at the common enemy – COVID-19.
11 December 2020 - Secretary-General encourage by support received for his call for global ceasefire.
18 December 2020 - Secretary-General thanks Germany for supporting call for global ceasefire to help the fight against COVID-19.
9 December 2020 - Secretary-General discusses with AU Commission Chairperson how best to advance the call for a global ceasefire to marshal forces instead against the killer virus.
3 December 2020 - Nations united on Thursday for a special session of the UN General Assembly to survey the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect on the best response, and forge a path to better days ahead.
24 November 2020 - International donors pledged financial and political support for Afghanistan’s peace process at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday, anticipating a sustainable ceasefire that will help the country rebuild and heal after decades of conflict.
29 October 2020 - Women continue to be under-represented in key decision-making over the battle against COVID-19, the chief of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Thursday, addressing the Security Council, adding that the situation is even “worse for women in conflict areas”.
23 November 2020 - Raising alarm over “an imminent catastrophe” in war-ravaged Yemen, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated the urgent need for combatants to stop the fighting.