Saint Lucia is among 170 countries which have endorsed a United Nations appeal for a ceasefire during the current COVID-19 global pandemic, according to UN News.
Malaysia prompted the initiative for the world to silence the guns and stand united against the global threat of the virus, it was reported.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had called for the ceasefire in March this year during the emergence of the COVID-19 global threat.
The UN ceasefire document expressed deep concern for areas of the world affected by armed conflict.
It referenced the globe’s most vulnerable, especially women and children.
“We must muster all our efforts to save lives and alleviate social and economic devastation on our peoples,” UN News quoted the document as saying.
The signatories underscored that diplomatic action and collective efforts are needed in the common fight against COVID-19.
In addition, they reaffirmed the importance of “global unity and solidarity in confronting this scourge.”