UNSC trying again for first Covid-19 resolution after US-China dispute

Business Standard | Jul 1, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • The UN Security Council is trying again to reach agreement on its first resolution on COVID-19 since the coronavirus started circling the global in February, after a lengthy dispute between the US and China over mentioning the World Health Organization.
  • The General Assembly adopted another resolution on April 20 urging global action to rapidly scale up development, manufacturing and access to medicine, vaccines and medical equipment to confront the pandemic.
  • By contrast, Security Council resolutions are legally binding.