Foreign Secretary statement UNSC ceasefire resolution passed unanimously

Today, Friday 26 February, the UN Security Council Resolution 2565 for ceasefires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of vaccines was unanimously agreed. The UK called for this resolution as Chair of the UN Security Council this month. The resolution was co-sponsored by 112 countries, including all 15 members of the Security Council.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

We’re proud to lead in securing the swift and unanimous agreement of today’s UN Security Council ceasefires resolution, which will help get vaccines to people living in conflict zones.

The resolution also builds support for COVAX, through which the UK is providing over a billion vaccine doses for the most vulnerable people around the world – because we need a global solution to a global pandemic.

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