7 December 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.
19 November 2020 - Following years of political instability and conflict, Libya is making substantial progress on the path to peace, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
16 November 2020 - “Hunger is an outrage in a world of plenty”, the UN chief told the governing body of the Organization’s food agency on Monday, highlighting the important role of food security in cementing peace.
11 November 2020 - UN humanitarian relief coordinator Mark Lowcock echoes the Secretary-General's call for a global ceasefire, specifically for Yemen.
3 November 2020 - The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Tuesday urged the Security Council to do more to encourage combatants across the world to put down their guns and focus instead on fighting “our common enemy” – the coronavirus.
23 October 2020 - The UN’s 75th anniversary this Saturday, which falls as countries continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, is an opportunity to accelerate action to achieve a global ceasefire during the crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said.
23 October 2020 - Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a “a better, safer, and more peaceful future for all the Libyan people”.