United Nations Security Council and COVID-19

  • Aleksandr M. Baichorov Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus


The article provides an overview of the United Nations Security Council activities in confronting infectious diseases, analysing the reasons for its inaction vis-à-vis the COVID-19 pandemic. The following topics are addressed: geopolitical circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, the UN Security Council experiences in countering the infectious diseases’ challenges, particularities, and special features of the UN Security Council position vis-à-vis the coronavirus pandemic.

Author Biography

Aleksandr M. Baichorov, Belarusian State University, 4 Niezaliežnasci Avenue, Minsk 220030, Belarus

doctor of science (psilosophy), full professor; professor at the department of international relations, faculty of international relations


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Keywords: United Nations Security Council, COVID-19 pandemic, European Union, USA, China, Ebola outbreak, Security Council resolutions, Euro-Atlantic region, Eurasian space, political confrontation, consensus, infectious disease, global challenge, global threat, national economy, world economy, United Nations Secretary-General, duties and jurisdiction of the UN Security Council
How to Cite
Baichorov, A. M. (2020). United Nations Security Council and COVID-19. Journal of the Belarusian State University. International Relations, 2, 3-8. Retrieved from https://journals.bsu.by/index.php/internationalRelations/article/view/3358