Mexico, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution on equitable access to future vaccines against Covid-19, indicates this Tuesday the Secretariat of Foreign Relations in a statement.
The press release from the Mexican Foreign Secretariat underscores the ‘crucial leadership role’ of the World Health Organization, criticized by the United States. The proposal was approved yesterday overwhelmingly with the support of 169 nations.
The report specifies that the resolution, which focuses on the health response, was raised by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the G20. With the UN approval, the resolution asks ‘to strengthen international scientific cooperation to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and intensify the coordination,’ including the private sector.
Jose Ramon de la Fuente, Mexico’s ambassador to the UN, explained that the proposal is aimed at avoiding speculation and hoarding, and guaranteeing an equitable distribution of current supplies and those to come, including vaccines, to guarantee the equal access of these antiviral resources to all nations.
The proposal includes price surveillance to thwart speculation and ensure that nations with fewer resources can access it without financial problems or obstacles.
It was necessary, the press release noted, given the magnitude of the pandemic, that the UN should intervene in the issue as a guarantor to prevent abnormalities in the distribution that go against the health of the sick across the planet and stop some countries from taking advantage of those supplies.