Today marks the 75th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the United Nations. 75 years ago, the nations of the world came together in the aftermath of the Second World War to resolve that the only alternative to the horrors of international conflict was international cooperation.
WHO is proud to be part of the UN family. As the nations of the world meet virtually for the UN General Assembly this week, WHO has three key messages: First, the pandemic must motivate us to redouble our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, not become an excuse for missing them. Second, we must prepare for the next pandemic now.
And third, we must move heaven and earth to ensure equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros
Watch the entire press conference of 21 Sep 2020