On April 9, the UN Security Council is to hold its first meeting on the coronavirus pandemic after several delays and division among its five permanent members France, Britain, China, Russia and the US. The diplomats confirmed it and said that the meeting will be held through video conference.
“Meeting confirmed for Thursday,” one diplomat said, adding it was to be held behind closed doors at 3 pm.
With the spread of the pandemic, the UN Security Council has been teleworking since March 12.
Among the permanent members, Russia and China opposed the meeting.
The nine countries that requested the meeting are Germany, which spearheaded the effort, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Indonesia, Niger, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam.