The U.N. Security Council and G-20 members need to do more as part of the international community’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said, calling the current blame game between nations counterproductive.
The virus outbreak was first detected in China late last year and has infected more than 3.6 million people thus far. Many countries have taken stringent measures to slow the disease’s spread in communities, often at the expense of short-term economic growth.
Clark told CNBC’s “Street Signs” on Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) has done “quite a reasonable job” in coordinating the global health response. She was New Zealand’s prime minister from 1999 to 2008.
“I’ve actually been rather more disappointed in two other areas: One is the Security Council’s failure to agree (to) a resolution, declaring Covid-19 a threat to global peace and security,” she said, referring to the disease caused by the…