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Jakarta Post

Indonesia marshals support for UN resolution on COVID-19

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 30 2020   /  12:37 am

Amid global calls for a multilateral presence and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia and a handful of other countries drafted a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Friday calling for global solidarity in the fight against the outbreak.

Indonesian representative to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani said the draft resolution by Indonesia, Ghana, Liechtenstein, Norway, Singapore and Switzerland had gained support from almost 150 UN countries.

“It is time for all of us to hold hands and address this global pandemic. Together. No one is immune,” he said on Twitter on Saturday.

Stressing the importance of multilateralism and international cooperation amid the coronavirus outbreak, the six countries, in the draft resolution, called for “intensified international cooperation to contain, mitigate and defeat the pandemic, including by exchanging info...