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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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End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world.
It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now.
That is what our human family needs, now more than ever.

Secretary-General António Guterres

Five conflicts that urgently need a ceasefire

In March 2020, Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global ceasefire: "There should be only one fight in our world today: our shared battle against COVID-19."


13 November 2020Global

Secretary-General Addresses General Debate, 75th Session

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, addresses the general debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly of the UN.


22 September 2020New York

Women's role essential for a global ceasefire

Under-Secretaries-General for UN Women, for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and for Peace Operations make a joint call to ensure women are central to global ceasefire efforts.


21 May 2020New York

Voices from the field

Democratic Republic of the Congo: SRSG Zerrougui supports call for global ceasefire

MONUSCO Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Leila Zerrougui backs the call by the Secretary-General for a global ceasefire in all corners of the world to focus together on the true fight – defeating COVID-19.


18 November 2020Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Sudan: SRSG Shearer supports call for global ceasefire

UNMISS Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan, David Shearer backs the call by the Secretary-General for a global ceasefire in all corners of the world to focus together on the true fight – defeating COVID-19.


27 October 2020South Sudan