U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres

The UN Security Council is expected to adopt the first coronavirus resolution on Wednesday

Secretary General of the United States Antonio Guterres Europa Newswire / Gaddo / Getty Images

According to a draft of the results shown by CNN, the UN Security Council is expected to pass a resolution in a virtual vote on Wednesday, urging countries to stop hostilities in order to focus on the Kovid-19 virus.

This is the first step by the United Nations, which is responsible for maintaining international peace and security, almost four months after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global epidemic on March 11. The council was widely criticized for not agreeing to any action as more than 100 million people were infected with the virus and the war continued for months.

A heated debate between China and the United States blocked the deal for months. In the early months of the talks, when the United States insisted on blaming Beijing for the virus, the United States did not want to mention the WHO, and China was angry.

There is no mention of WHO in the final draft resolution. The resolution “calls for a general and immediate end to hostilities in all circumstances and supports the efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General.”

It said a ceasefire of at least 90 days in the event of a coronavirus outbreak would enable “a safe, neutral and sustainable supply of humanitarian assistance”. The fight against ISIS and terrorism in Iraq is exempted.

Despite the fact that more than 100 countries have agreed to this goal, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for a ceasefire due to the virus has not had a dramatic effect.

The vote is being held over a two-day period and will be conducted virtually due to the closure of the council chambers a few months ago when the epidemic hit.

The result will be read after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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