Call from Members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre to the United Nations Security Council to Support the UN Secretary-General’s Urgent Call for an Immediate Global Ceasefire amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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President of Republic of Latvia (1999-2007),Co-Chair

Vaira Vike-Freiberga

Vice-President, World Bank 1992-2000, Co-Chair NGIC

Ismail Serageldin

President of Serbia (2004-2012)

Boris Tadic

President of Finland (2000-2012)

Tarja Halonen

Secretary-General of the Arab League (2001-2011)

Amre Moussa

Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO

Marianna Vardinoyannis

Chairperson of the Committee of Diaspora, Republic of Azerbaijan (2008-2018)

Nazim Ibrahimov

President of Croatia (2010-2015)

Ivo Josipovic

Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2002)

Zlatko Lagumdzija

President Republic of Bulgaria (2012-2017)

Rosen Plevneliev

President Republic of Bulgaria (1997-2002)

Petar Stoyanov

President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (1988 – Present)

Kerry Kennedy

Under Secretary General of the United Nations (2007-2015)

Noeleen Heyzer

Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia (2010-2012)

Eka Tkeshelashvili

First Lady of Ukraine (2005-2012)

Katheryna Yuschenko

Senior Vice-President of Exxon Mobil (2000-2013)

Jean Baderschneider

Prime Minister of Belgium, 2008, 2009-2011

Yves Leterme

President of Montenegro (2003-2018)

Filip Vujanović

Global Policy Analysis

Global Policy Analysis

March 2020

Global Policy Analysis

Aprel 2020

From Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, the Nizami Ganjavi International Centre continues to express its heartfelt solidarity with all those affected and to call for more transnational cooperation. In addition, the members of the NGIC International Board of Trustees have been busy, each in their own country as well as inter-nationally, offering objective analyses of the world situation along with words of moral support and reassurance to distraught populations. They have also been intermediaries in the distribution of aid of various kinds to the vulnerable, both in Azerbaijan, the home country of NGIC, and in other countries, with concrete initiatives that respond to concrete needs and do so in an effective and timely manner.

COVİD-19 Statement

An Open Letter to the UN, G-20, and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security

We are writing to call for a set of internationally coordinated, locally relevant actions to address the medium- and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture, food, and nutrition security. The current global health crisis has disrupted supply chains and laid bare the need to address the inter-related challenges of hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation and has emphasized the need for concerted, proactive and collective actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in 2015.

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