UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions


Date Published: April 1, 2020

Source: CP24

Image Source: AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz, File

The WHO has taken action and has gathered all 193 member states at the U.N. General Assembly.  Currently there stands two rival resolutions, divided no less by political lines. The first with 135 co-sponsors the second with 58 co-sponsors.  The second is headed by the Russian Federation, Central African Republic, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. There are two interesting features of this vote.  The first is that it will be a “silence procedure” due to the COVID-19 social distancing measures. This means that silence from a member state will constitute a vote in favour of a resolution.  If a member state breaks the silence via email, then it will scuttle the vote.

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Summary by: Michael Lee