Criticism of the Security Council after the failure to pass the cease-fire resolution

​​​​​​​Several international aid organizations have criticized the Security Council for failing to reach agreement on a draft resolution that supports the call by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for a ceasefire around the world so that he can focus on fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

After nearly two months of discussions and talks, the Security Council failed, during its session, yesterday, Tuesday, to pass a ceasefire around the world in support of the World Health Organization appeal launched on the twenty-third of last March, due to differences between China, which stresses the need to mention the organization International at a time when the United States of America refuses to mention it in the resolution.

The United States of America accused on several occasions the World Health Organization of failing to manage the coronavirus crisis and the alignment of China, and announced the suspension of its funding for the organization and a month later retracted it.

"The Security Council's inability to confront Covid-19 is a shame, for millions of people, it is not understood," said the CEO of the International Rescue Committee in a joint statement with the International Crisis Group and Save the Children.

Rob Mali, chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, criticized the United States and China for treating the council's discussions as an opportunity to play a "blame game" rather than an opportunity "to make a direct call to reduce violence during a pandemic."

"Washington and Beijing have apparently neither the ability nor the willingness to show leadership at the United Nations during a global crisis," he added.

"The United Nations Security Council has a historic opportunity to stop the fighting around the world and to ensure that relief personnel work without hindrance, states should focus on fighting the virus within their borders, not counting their child deaths," said Unger Ashing, chief executive of Save the Children.

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