UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, named four global priorities for the countries of the world, RIA Novosti reports.
First of all, he said, it is necessary to develop a global vaccination plan against COVID-19. At the same time, vaccines should be available to every inhabitant of the planet, states should share excess doses. In addition, it is necessary to “double global production capacity through license exchange and technology transfer.” According to the Secretary General, such a plan could unite countries that have the necessary resources and technologies.
Another priority Guterres called achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Also, the UN Secretary General called for strengthening “diplomacy for peace”, reducing geopolitical tensions and a global ceasefire in armed conflicts, strengthening solidarity and international cooperation.
Earlier it was reported that purchases of COVID vaccines by developed countries exceeded their population. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan have already secured more than 3 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine. The UN Secretary General called on countries to urgently create a global vaccination plan against COVID-19 for a more equitable distribution of vaccines between states.