US News Coronavirus: first meeting for a divided UN Security Council

10:30  10 april  2020
10:30  10 april  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Les 15 membres du Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU ont évoqué, en téléconférence, la bataille à livrer contre la pandémie de Covid-19. © Twitter @GermanyUN The 15 members of the UN Security Council spoke by teleconference about the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

It took almost five weeks for the United Nations Security Council to meet and officially discuss the global crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 9. China and the United States, opposed on a question of semantics, blocked until then any possibility of meeting until this battle was not settled. Despite Secretary General Antonio Guterres' call for unity, the Council reveals divisions within it.

After almost five weeks of diplomatic frustration, the 15 countries of the United Nations (UN) Security Council finally sat, Thursday, April 9, in camera and by teleconference, at their first meeting on the Covid pandemic -19. The United States and China, permanent members, blocked all exchanges so far, explains our correspondent in New York, Carrie Nooten .

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The origin of the disagreement between the Americans and the Chinese was semantic . The United States requested that the origin of the virus be listed as Chinese in official texts. China opposed it. Zhang Jun, the Chinese ambassador, said that "all acts of stigma and politicization must be rejected." In the end, the two countries agreed to receive the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Portuguese Antonio Guterres, for consultation.

The Council divided between permanent and non-permanent members

Antonio Guterres insisted that if the pandemic was primarily health, it threatened international peace and security, which the Council is supposed to be responsible for. The secretary general urged him to stay united to wage "the fight of a generation." According to him, "a signal of unity and determination on his part would count a lot in the current anxiety period".

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Coordinated by France, the five permanent members (China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Russia) are working on a resolution approving the call for a cease-fire by Antonio Guterres. But the outcome is so uncertain that the other ten non-permanent members have put on the table a second draft text. An extremely rare division within the Council, and a way of putting pressure on the "big five".

If a short joint declaration was obtained on Thursday evening, the ten elected countries also confirmed that they were continuing to negotiate among themselves their version of resolution. A wise precaution, the speeches of Chinese and American ambassadors, full of innuendo, having confirmed the precariousness of their dialogue.

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