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UN Security Council Press Elements on COVID-19

09.04.2020 - Speech

The Security Council held a closed video-conference on the “Impact of Covid 19 on the issues that fall under the Council’s mandate” on April 9, 2020, which was chaired by the President of the Council, H.E. Mr. Jose Singer.

The members of the Security Council were briefed by UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres.

The Members of the Security Council were briefed on the Secretary General's appeal for a global ceasefire and on the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in United Nations’ humanitarian response as well as on the Organization’s Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions.

The Members of the Security Council also expressed their support for all efforts of the Secretary-General concerning the potential impact of COVID-19 pandemic to conflict-affected countries and recalled the need for unity and solidarity with all those affected.

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