UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres has voiced his “whole dedication” to rejecting anti-Muslim bigotry, hate and all types of intolerance, urging all to attract from Ramzan the teachings of compassion, mutual respect and solidarity.
Guterres, in his remarks on Friday to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states on “COVID-19 Solidarity: Selling Co-Existence and Shared Duty”, referred to as for solidarity in talking out towards the rise in ethno-nationalism, stigma and hate speech concentrating on susceptible communities and exacerbating struggling.
“Now greater than ever, solidarity and unity have to be our main rules… We additionally want solidarity in talking out towards the rise in ethno-nationalism, stigma and hate speech concentrating on susceptible communities and exacerbating struggling.
“You’ve my whole dedication to actively problem inaccurate and dangerous messages, promote non-violence and reject anti-Muslim bigotry, hate and all types of intolerance,” he mentioned.
With tens of millions around the globe observing Eid within the shadow of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, Guterres mentioned that the pandemic has demonstrated the world’s inter-connections, inter-dependence and in addition “our fragility. Our world is like one physique. So long as one half is affected by this virus, all of us are affected”.
The UN chief mentioned that as “tens of millions of Muslims around the globe have fun, allow us to draw from the numerous Ramzan classes of mercy and compassion, of dignity and rights, of mutual respect and understanding, of unity and solidarity”.
Because the world faces a humanitarian and financial disaster because of the pandemic, Guterres underlined the necessity for solidarity for a large-scale, coordinated and complete well being response, guided by the World Well being Group (WHO), with a give attention to creating nations, pooling efforts for these at biggest danger, and strengthening well being programs in addition to humanitarian response.
“Solidarity in tackling the devastating social and financial dimensions of the disaster – conserving households afloat and companies solvent. And prioritising probably the most affected: girls, older individuals, kids, low-wage earners and different susceptible teams.
“Solidarity for peace. And I thank so a lot of you for supporting my enchantment for a world ceasefire to give attention to the combat towards the virus,” he mentioned.
The UN chief additionally expressed his gratitude to governments and other people all through the Muslim world who reside by their religion, supporting these fleeing battle in the perfect Islamic custom of “hospitality and generosity – a outstanding lesson on this world the place so many doorways have been closed to these in want of safety, even earlier than Covid-19”.
The OIC, a global organisation comprising 57 member states, states that it’s “the collective voice of the Muslim world” and works to “safeguard and defend the pursuits of the Muslim world within the spirit of selling worldwide peace and concord”.