World Leaders At UNGA Plead For Accessible, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccine, Discuss Pandemic Impacts

AP: ‘Are people to be left to die?’ Vaccine pleas fill U.N. summit
“…Many world leaders at this week’s virtual U.N. summit hope [there] will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and poor. But with the U.S., China, and Russia opting out of a collaborative effort to develop and distribute a vaccine, and some rich nations striking deals with pharmaceutical companies to secure millions of potential doses, the U.N. pleas are plentiful but likely in vain…” (Anna, 9/24).

AP: Venezuela’s Maduro blasts U.S. in speech to world leaders (Armario, 9/24).

AP: Trudeau says Canada is in a second COVID-19 wave (Gillies, 9/23).

U.N. News: Pandemic has exposed need for better cooperation mechanisms in crisis situations, Colombian President tells U.N. (9/22).

U.N. News: ‘COVID-19 has exposed our past mistakes and failures’ says Kazakhstan President (9/23).

U.N. News: At U.N. General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights (9/22).

U.N. News: South African President warns pandemic has set back African development (9/22).

U.N. News: Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine (9/23).

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