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Biden to convene virtual Covid Summit on margins of UN General Assembly

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the meeting, world leaders, representatives of civil society, NGOs, philanthropists, businessmen will discuss 4 topics dedicated to overcoming the pandemic
11:53, 18 September 2021

Joseph Biden
CNN

On Wednesday September 22, US President Biden will convene a virtual Covid-19 Summit on the margins of the UN General Assembly. This was announced by the press secretary of the White House Jen Psaki.

"This meeting is about expanding and enhancing our shared efforts to defeat Covid-19, building out from previous gatherings of world leaders and ministers in fora like the G7, G20, and Act Accelerator to rally civil society, NGOs, philanthropists, and industry along with world leaders and align on a common vision for defeating Covid-19 together," Psaki said.

According to her, during the virtual meeting, discussions will be held on four topics: 

  • Vaccinate the World by enhancing equitable access to vaccines and getting shots in arms.
  • Save Lives Now by solving the oxygen crisis, and making tests, therapeutics and PPE more available.
  • Build Back Better by establishing a sustainable health security financing mechanism, and global leadership for emerging threats.
  • Calling the World to Account by aligning around targets, tracking progress, and supporting one another in fulfilling our commitments.

Meanwhile, on Monday, September 20, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will travel to the United States of America, where he will take part in the UN General Assembly.

 

Related: Biden to hold Quad Leaders Summit on September 24

 

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