WHO Director-General’s opening remarks – UN General Assembly Special Session – 4 December 2020

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WHO Director-General Dr Tedros – opening remarks at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session – 4 December 2020

On 3-4 December 2020, the UN General Assembly held a special session (UNGASS) on the COVID-19 pandemic response. The session provided an opportunity for Member States, the UN system and other relevant stakeholders to take stock of the current global situation and response efforts, identify policy and operational gaps and forge a path for joint collective action in combating the pandemic.

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as well as other WHO officials, will took part virtually in the event to champion the urgency and importance of global solidarity and equitable access to vaccines, towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding health systems and economies to achieve universal health coverage and Sustainable Development Goals.

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