UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the need for the world to have access to the coronavirus vaccine eqaully.

Iran PressAmerica:  The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres made the point in a message for United Nations Day, October 24, urging the international community to “unite behind these ideals, and live up to the full promise, potential and hope of the United Nations”.   

He pointed out that Covid-19, conflicts, hunger, poverty and the climate emergency are a reminder that our world is far from perfect.  “But,” he said, “they also make clear that solidarity is the only way forward.”  He thus urged all “to come together to tackle great challenges and advance the Sustainable Development Goals."

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for an equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in his prerecorded speech: “Vaccine nationalism and hoarding are putting us all at risk.”

The unfair distribution of corona vaccines around the world has repeatedly provoked protests from international organizations and institutions.

Earlier it was announced that while the American people make up only 4% of the world's population, the US government has stockpiled nearly a quarter of all coronavirus vaccines.

United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. 219