UN chief pledges to defeat Covid-19, rebuild fairer world

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  • Sunday, 19 Apr 2020

Neighbours sit around a fire-pit to watch Beyonce perform during the "One World: Together at Home" concert in a backyard on Saturday night (April 18) in Arlington, Virginia. A star-studded digital show got underway with celebrities performing from their homes in support of health workers, ahead of an all-star event to feature Taylor Swift and The Rolling Stones. - AFP

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pledged on Sunday (Apil 19) that all human beings should unite as one to combat the common enemy of coronavirus and rebuild a fairer world.

"Together, we will defeat this virus and rebuild a fairer world -- as united global citizens and united nations," the UN chief said in his video message for "One World: Together At Home" concert organised by international advocacy organisation Global Citizen on Saturday night.

"We face a crisis unlike any other. To overcome it, we must unite," he noted.

"Tonight, through the universal language of music, we salute the bravery and sacrifice of health heroes and others," said the secretary-general.

"As we do so, let's remember the most vulnerable," he said.

"Please join our call for a global ceasefire to focus on our common enemy -- the virus."

"Thank you for your support for the lifesaving work of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the other humanitarian agencies," said Guterres.

Speaking at a virtual press conference in Geneva on March 6, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that his organisation has been working with Global Citizen for several weeks on the "One World: Together At Home" concert series.

"Now we're working with Lady Gaga to take this concept and make it even bigger," he said. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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