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10-4-2020 Onze wereld staat voor een gemeenschappelijke vijand: COVID-19. Het virus geeft niet om nationaliteit of etniciteit of geloof. Het valt meedogenloos aan. Daarom roep ik vandaag op tot een onmiddellijk wereldwijd staakt-het-vuren in alle uithoeken van de wereld. Het is tijd om het gewapende conflict op slot te zetten en ons samen te concentreren op de echte strijd van ons leven. '




We're calling for a GlobalCeasefire to confront coronavirus. Instead of fighting each other, people all over the world must now join together to overcome coronavirus. But to confront this common threat to humanity and protect the world's most vulnerable people, we need global leadership and cooperation. That's why our movement are calling on all world leaders and warring parties to enact and respect a #GlobalCeasefire to:

Protect the invaluable humanitarian and healthcare workers risking their own health and safety, and to ensure communities are prepared to mount an effective response to coronavirus.
Allow life-saving humanitarian aid to meet escalating needs on the ground as the virus spreads to the most vulnerable communities.

Use this unprecedented moment in world history to take steps towards peace in all the world's conflicts that have already taken such a huge toll on human life.


The Ceasefires: Warring parties all over the world have already started to lay down their weapons to confront coronavirus.

Learn More about What Leaders Are Saying:


United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres
"Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world...The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. 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."


Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union
"In this period of the global tragedy brought by the coronavirus, it is a moral and humanitarian obligation for all warring parties, where ever they may be in Africa, to immediately stop fighting to facilitate the measures being taken by Member States and other actors to combat and defeat the coronavirus pandemic."


Pope Francis

"I join all those who have accepted the global ceasefire and I invite everyone to follow suit by stopping every form of bellicose hostility favouring the creation of corridors for humanitarian help, diplomatic efforts and attention to those who find themselves in situations of greatest vulnerability."