Now is the time for a new common breakthrough for peace and reconciliation. That is why I call for more international efforts – led by the Security Council – to achieve a global ceasefire by the end of the year. [..] The world needs a global ceasefire to end all “hot” conflicts. At the same time, we must do everything in our power to avoid a new Cold War. Silence can not only support the fight against COVID-19, but also create opportunities for help to save lives, open windows to diplomacy and give hope to those suffering in conflict zones, who are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic. Since March, 180 countries, the Security Council, regional organizations, civil society groups, peace advocates and millions of citizens around the world have endorsed the Secretary-General`s call for a ceasefire. Today, I call for an immediate global ceasefire in all regions of the world. It is time to launch the armed conflict and focus together on the real struggle of our lives – the #COVID19 pandemic.t.co/F6JRA6ekvZ pic.twitter.com/7WgtFMk5GC I have called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on a real struggle: the fight against #COVID19. The Security Council agreed with this request. We need to redouble our efforts. The clock is ticking – and people are dying.t.co/0hFJsPBF Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows down economic development and contributes to government instability. The aim of International Anti-Corruption Day is to support a positive and proactive attitude against corruption.
The clock is ticking and there is no time to lose. Human Rights Day is a reminder of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.