Deputy Secretary-General, at Third Africa Industrial Development Decade Event, Urges Solutions to Strengthen Continent’s Health Systems, Self-Reliance on Pharmaceuticals

28 Sep

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the fourth High‑level Event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III) “Strengthening Africa’s Pharmaceutical Industry – learning the lessons from COVID-19”, today:

‘Global Vaccination Is Not Philanthropy’, But Self-Interest, Secretary-General Tells COVID-19 Summit, Calling for Worldwide Production, Distribution Plan

22 Sep

Following are Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the United States-hosted global COVID-19 summit, “Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better Health Security to Prepare for the Next”, held today:

Current Battle to End COVID-19 Pandemic Must Not Cost War against HIV/AIDS, Speakers Warn General Assembly on Day Three of High-Level Meeting

10 Jun

Warning that the international community must not let its current battle against COVID-19 cost its war against HIV/AIDS, world leaders detailed national efforts to tackle the threat to public health posed by one virus despite the shocks reverberating from the other, as the General Assembly continued its high‑level meeting on HIV/AIDS today.