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Covid-19 global ceasefire

EDM (Early Day Motion) 563: tabled on 04 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent call for a global ceasefire to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19; futher notes that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab endorsed this call for peace; is concerned that little action has been taken by the UK government to make this a reality; laments the fact that there are currently thousands of British forces in at least 35 countries around the world, including 1,000 in Afghanistan and more than 1,000 in the Middle East including in Iraq and Saudi Arabia; is appalled that Britain remains complicit in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen; recognises that the coronavirus outbreak offers our government a unique opportunity to step away from global conflicts; and calls on the Government to immediately draw up a plan to withdraw British troops from war zones.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.