Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on the US re-engagement with WHO

The Secretary-General welcomes the United States’ stated re-engagement with the World Health Organization. Supporting the WHO is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts for a better coordinated response against COVID-19. Now is the time for unity and for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences. 

With vaccines being a critical tool in the battle against COVID-19, the United States joining and supporting the COVAX facility will give momentum to efforts to ensure equitable access to vaccines for all countries. 

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 20 January 2021

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