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UN Secretary-General calls for immediate global ceasefire

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:12 pm

UN Secretary-General calls for
immediate global ceasefire


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres held videoconference on Monday calling for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the world amid a global mobilization to counter the Coronavirus pandemic

Guterres said the following:

“Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.

The virus does not care about race or nationality, faction or faith.

It attacks all, relentlessly.

Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world.

The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price.

They are also at the highest risk of suffering devastating losses from COVID-19.

Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed. Health professionals, already few in number, have often been targeted. Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict are doubly vulnerable. 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. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”

Guterres continued:

“To warring parties, I say: Pull back from hostilities. Put aside mistrust and animosity. Silence the guns; stop the artillery; end the airstrikes. This is crucial… To help create corridors for life-saving aid. To open precious windows for diplomacy. To bring hope to places among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.”
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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat May 09, 2020 2:15 pm

Appeal for ceasefire and
release of political prisoners


Member organisations of the RLM (Resistance and Liberation Movements) Network issued an urgent appeal for the implementation of the UN calls for global ceasefire and the release of political prisoners

The appeal reads as follows:

    “On 23 March 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued an appeal for a global ceasefire. On 25 March 2020, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for governments to reduce the number of people in detention and release every person detained without sufficient legal basis, including political prisoners and others detained for expressing critical or dissenting views. On 3 April 2020, Secretary-General Guterres reiterated his call for an immediate global ceasefire.

    We the signatories of this appeal welcome the United Nations calls for an immediate global ceasefire and the release of political prisoners as important steps in the global battle against COVID-19. To date, no UN member state has released political prisoners, though some, such as Turkey, Colombia, Spain, Myanmar and Iran have released criminals sentenced for even severe crimes. Moreover, despite the pandemic, members of civil society and humanitarian aid workers continue to be detained in often overcrowded and unhygienic detention centres.

    Unfortunately, many governments do not abide by the UN calls, and some are now using the current global health crisis as an opportunity to intensify their repressive policies. Despite the UN’s repeated calls for a global ceasefire, military clashes continue worldwide. In various zones of armed conflict, state forces are opening new fronts and broadening their campaigns of military aggression. The activities of paramilitary forces have also increased exponentially, threatening social harmony and security. It is with concern that we observe a number of UN member states with internal conflicts using COVID-19 as a quasi-biological weapon, sending persons infected with the deadly virus to areas inhabited by their opponents or opposition sympathisers.

    Already vulnerable civilian populations are facing injury, death, or displacement from military assaults on top of the continued spread of COVID-19 as it kills thousands each day. The COVID-19 containment strategies fail the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized communities. These populations, already contending with inadequate health services and poverty, have almost no prospect of receiving additional humanitarian aid to help cope with the threat of COVID-19.”
The undersigned organisations therefore call for:

    - The implementation of the UN call for a global (bilateral) ceasefire. To bring about tangible effects on the ground, governments must respond positively to unilateral ceasefires enacted by opposition forces and turn these into bilateral ceasefires or at minimum reciprocal unilateral ceasefires.

    - The resolution of political conflicts through meaningful negotiations addressing the roots of the conflict.

    - The immediate release of all political prisoners.

    - An end to military escalation and the opening up of new military fronts. The demilitarisation and de-securitisation of humanitarian affairs during this time of crisis and intense humanitarian need.

    - The urgent provision of COVID-19 pandemic assistance and humanitarian aid through UN institutions directly to local civil society organisations for poor and vulnerable populations in zones of armed conflict.

    - The protection of human rights activists, human rights defenders, and members of social justice movements through legal, political, and diplomatic means.”

Member organisations of the RLM (Resistance and Liberation Movements) Network

Supported by inter alia

The Basque Movement

The Peace Dialogue Delegation – National Liberation Army – Colombia

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK)

Some Ethnic Armed Organisations from Myanmar

The Euro-Burma Office

Fidel Agcaoili, Chairperson of, and signing for, the Negotiation Panel of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)

Dr. Sai Oo, member of the Ethnic Armed Organizations’ political negotiation committee, member of the Union Peace and Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) and Pyidaungsu Institute for Peace and Dialogue, Myanmar
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