43rd session of UN Human Rights Council suspended following COVID-19 concerns

GENEVA, The 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council has been cancelled following coronavirus, COVID-19, concerns.

In a statement, the UN OHCHR said that “all Council-related side events have been cancelled” as of 3rd March to 20th March 2020.

The Council sited the decision was based as per “the advice of the UN Secretary-General and UNOG Director-General, guided by the Swiss authorities.”

Source: Emirates News Agency