France’s Printemps Européen on the Security Council

France heads the UNSC in June. Among other things on the agenda, conducting meetings in French.

by Stéphanie Fillion. Read more on PassBlue.

A screen grab of Ambassador Nicolas de Rivière of France participating in a videoconference of the UN Security Council on Syria, April 29, 2020. As president of the Council in June, he intends to speak only in French in public sessions, as multilingualism in the Council, he said, has suffered collateral damage during the pandemic.

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