Posted on April 3, 2020, 3:24 PM IST
As the global count of positive cases related to the corona virus pandemic rises to 1 million with 50,000 deaths, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution, co-sponsored by 188 nations including India, on COVID-19, calling for intensified international cooperation to defeat the pandemic that is causing severe disruption to societies and economies.
The resolution titled Global solidarity to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)’ has become the first such document on the global pandemic to be adopted by the world organisation.
The UN Security Council is yet to discuss the coronavirus outbreak, even as the total number of coronavirus cases across the world crossed one million.
The resolution said the 193-member General Assembly notes with great concern the threat to human health, safety and well-being caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, which continues to spread globally.
It recognizes the “unprecedented effects of the pandemic, including the severe disruption to societies and economies, as well as to global travel and commerce, and the devastating impact on the livelihood of people.