On 9 April 2020, the Human Rights Council held an informal virtual briefing with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the human rights implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the HRC’s first ever informal virtual meeting. On that occasion, WILPF contributed to and joined the following statement delivered by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) — on behalf of 85 NGOs — on what the UN should do to protect human rights during the pandemic.