U.S. Department Of State Spokesperson Provides Update On U.S. Withdrawal From WHO
U.S. Department of State: Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization
In a press statement, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus discusses the administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the WHO, noting, “[The] withdrawal becomes effective on July 6, 2021, and since the President’s announcement, the U.S. government has been working to identify partners to assume the activities previously undertaken by WHO. … [T]he United States is announcing the next steps with respect to our withdrawal from the WHO and the redirection of American resources. This redirection includes reprogramming the remaining balance of its planned Fiscal Year 2020 assessed WHO contributions to partially pay other U.N. assessments. In addition, through July 2021, the United States will scale down its engagement with the WHO…” (9/3).