The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution to combat COVID-19. The United Nations General Assembly also called for increased international cooperation against the pandemic.
Resolution 74/270 states that the 193-strong UNGA "with great concern" takes note of the threats to human health, security and well-being posed by COVID-19, as reported by Xinhua.
The United Nations General Assembly recognizes the "unprecedented" effects of the pandemic, including the serious disruption to societies and economies, global travel and trade, and the devastating effects on people's livelihoods.
A "global response" based on unity, solidarity and renewed multilateral cooperation is needed to defeat the virus.
The resolution calls for "intensifying international cooperation to contain, mitigate and combat the pandemic, including through the exchange of information, scientific knowledge and good practice and through the application of the relevant guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization".
The resolution calls on the UN system to work with all relevant actors to mobilize a coordinated global response to the pandemic and its adverse social, economic and financial implications.
The number of cases confirmed worldwide has exceeded 1,066,706 and the death toll is 56,767.
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