Britain has called for an end to conflicts in crisis areas as long as coronavirus vaccines are given to the population.
In the draft resolution it submitted to the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom proposed a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in crisis areas such as Syria, Yemen, Mali, Sudan, Somalia and the Central African Republic. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also spoke on Wednesday to suspend the conflict.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the international community on March 23 last year with a global call for a ceasefire. On this basis, the Security Council adopted a resolution on 1 July calling for a general and immediate cessation of hostilities and calling for an immediate and permanent humanitarian ceasefire for at least 90 consecutive days.
The UK draft resolution also focused on solidarity, fairness and efficiency, and called on the wealthiest members of the international community to support low-income countries in need, for example through the COVAX vaccine purchase program. The draft stressed that only intensive immunization could provide a solution to the epidemic.
Britain says more than 160 million people in conflict zones can be excluded from the vaccine. The head of the British Foreign Office indicated that the opposition parties declared in the past a ceasefire due to a vaccination campaign, for example in Afghanistan.
The coronavirus epidemic has so far affected more than 109 million people and 2.4 million deaths worldwide.
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