This is the first such resolution after the announcement of WHO's Global Pandemic Status in mid-March 2020. The resolution emphasizes the importance of unity, solidarity and international cooperation in tackling the covid-19 pandemic.
"Unity, solidarity and international cooperation are needed to be able to tackle covid-19 properly and collectively," Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a press release on Friday, April 3, 2020.
According to the Indonesian minister, no country can avoid the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. In the past few douths, the outbreak has caused much suffering and many deaths.
"A total of 188 member countries are co-sponsors of the resolution which is a significant number and the first time in the history of the United Nations," Indonesia's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani said.
Indonesia is currently the Chair of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative. In addition, Indonesia is currently also a member of the WHO Executive Board.