For this reason, the Secretary-General added, he is going to call for ceasing all wars around the world by the end of 2020.

Iran PressAmerica: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called the coronavirus the number one global threat today. He voiced this opinion at a press conference on Wednesday prior to the UN General Assembly high-level week, reported by TASS.

"The virus is the number one global security threat in our world today," he stressed.

For this reason, the Secretary-General added, he is going to urge to cease all conflicts worldwide by the end of 2020. "In my speech to the General Assembly on Tuesday, I will make an appeal to the international community to mobilize all efforts for the global ceasefire to become a reality by the end of the year," he noted.

The coronavirus pandemic has gotten out of hand and the number of its victims will soon surpass 1 mln, Antonio Guterres said. "Soon, we will pass the grimmest of milestones: 1 million lives lost to the virus. Meanwhile, the outbreak is out of control," he noted.

The high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly is held at the UN from September 22 until September 29. This year the majority of addresses will be in a video format.


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