GLOBAL PEACE and ACCORD call to solidarity

30th March 2020

COVID-19 Response Fund

Faced with an unprecedented global crisis, governments and citizens across the world are being increasingly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us all open our hearts, embrace our creativity, and share solutions to become the change we want to see. The pandemic is a stark reminder of our interconnectedness and our humanity.

Global Peace applauds the efforts of the international organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations, and several governments that are sparing no effort to collectively manage this crisis.

As an initiative based in South Africa, Global Peace further congratulates the South African Government for its forward-thinking measures in its response to the #COVID19 pandemic. Tough times are ahead for many countries, and we support the call for a united South Africa and a united world.

Global Peace, together with ACCORD, has been inspired by actions across the world showing solidarity, and is challenging colleagues, peers, families and the business community to work towards building solidarity and social cohesion in South Africa and globally. We are calling on our global citizens to donate to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund; or to Solidarity Response Funds in your country.  if you are here in South Africa to donate to the South African Solidarity

Global Peace and ACCORD have started this #solidaritychallenge as a way of encouraging both monetary and non-monetary contributions towards collective action and supporting the most vulnerable in all our communities.

It is estimated that, on average, 1 case of COVID-19 infects up to 3 more so let’s take up the challenge. Mobilize 3 people through #solidaritychallenge to beat the exponential spread of the virus with our own contributions to the health of the nation!

Through this initiative, Global Peace and ACCORD have called upon our own solidarity. Our team in South Africa have raised over R10, 000 for the South African Solidarity Fund and are also creating an online platform to post all our training material to prevent conflict in our communities with specific courses addressing the risks posed by COVID-19.

We hope that you will respond and pass on the #solidaritychallenge to make a donation or tell world how you are making a difference and how we can build a better world.