Aktuelle Informationen zu Friedenseinsätzen und COVID-19

The African Union’s structures and mechanisms put to the test (20.04.2020)

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus at the beginning of the year, the African Union (AU) has been active in coordinating responses across Africa and has been praised for its quick reaction to the pandemic.

Onset of COVID-19 pandemic boosts support for international cooperation (20.04.2020)

Initial results of a UN initiative to help decide the future direction of the Organization have revealed overwhelming support for international cooperation, which has grown significantly since COVID-19 began spreading around the world. The data, gathered from hundreds of conversations, and an...

Coronavirus in conflict zones: a sobering landscape (14.04.2020)

The new coronavirus is spreading into conflict-affected states. The pandemic and efforts to contain it are much more likely to aggravate and multiply conflicts than reduce or end them.

Guterres: A second pandemic of COVID misinformation 'putting lives at risk' (14.04.2020)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is going to flood the internet and social media with facts and science to counter what he says is a “dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about the coronavirus pandemic.

UN Middle East envoys urge greater action on COVID-19 ceasefire appeal (11.04.2020)

In a joint appeal issued on Saturday, the five UN envoys to the Middle East urged warring parties in the region to work towards an immediate end to hostilities, in line with the Secretary-General’s recent call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 threatening global peace and security, UN chief warns (10.04.2020)

While the COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a health crisis, its implications are more far-reaching and could threaten global peace and security, the UN Secretary-General told members of the Security Council in a closed video-conference held on Thursday.

Peacekeepers help fragile countries navigate conflict and COVID-19 (04.04.2020)

[…] UN Peacekeeping has put in place a number of measures to prevent the pandemic from spreading among its personnel and to ensure that peacekeepers are not a contagion vector while minimizing its adverse impact on carrying out mandated tasks. These include working closely with national authorities...