The UN security Council began a gradual transition to face-to-face meetings

The UN security Council began a phased transition to the holding of meetings in light of the improving in new York the situation of coronavirus, said the Chairman of the Board permanent representative of Germany to the UN, Christoph Heusgen

New York until recently was the center of an epidemic of coronavirus in the United States. In the worst days in new York were killed more than 700 people a day at hospitals fell more than 3 thousand. Since March because of the threat of coronavirus in the city of all meetings of the UN security Council was held in the videoconference format. On Tuesday, the first meeting face to face over the past few months.

"This is the first meeting of the UN security Council since March 12. Virtual meetings can't substitute for a live diplomacy", - said Heusgen.

"In light of recent events stemming from COVID-19, the UN security Council decided to start a gradual transition to face to face meetings in the headquarters of the UN, of course, with all the necessary precautions," he stressed, adding that human security remains a priority.

The remaining meeting of the UN security Council this week is scheduled to be held in a remote format via video link.

It is expected that on 20 July the headquarters of the UN will move to the first phase opening in the building can be up to 400 people. All four phases are expected to start operation headquarters.

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