As COVID-19 Spreads, Global Peacebuilders Call on Governments to Re-Commit to Peace

21st September 2020

ACT Alliance has joined over 170 peacebuilding organizations in issuing an urgent call to action for peace. The statement points out that responses to the COVID-19 crisis that increase violence, injustice and exclusion will increase human suffering and deepen development losses. A focus on peace, justice and inclusion must be at the heart of the response to COVID-19.

The statement, released at the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, calls on governments and the international community to: mainstream peace in the response to COVID-19; prioritize inclusion in analysis and action; make space for building peace; and reaffirm multilateralism and international norms as a safeguard for the most vulnerable.

The full statement can be read here.

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