Hailing WHO, India backs UN’s Covid-19 decision


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 12

India voted with 168 nations in favour of a multifaceted Covid decision within the UN General Assembly that was opposed by the US and Israel.

The decision, coordinated by Afghanistan and Croatia, was the third on the pandemic adopted by the UNGA and essentially the most omnibus because it encompassed many facets, together with reaffirming worldwide cooperation to reply to one of many biggest international challenges.

It additionally acknowledged the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) key management function in responding to the outbreak. This was vehemently opposed by the US in its rationalization of vote which mentioned the WHO had delayed its response resulting in the world-wide unfold of the pandemic.

Reaffirm Commitment

India reaffirms its dedication to worldwide cooperation, multilateralism and solidarity. That is the one means for the world to successfully reply to international crises. —Ok Nagaraj Naidu, India’s Dy everlasting consultant, UN

The decision supported UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ enchantment for an instantaneous international ceasefire that will additionally assist “create corridors for life-saving support, open home windows for the diplomacy of dialogue’’.

“The Omnibus Resolution on Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to the Covid Pandemic’’ requested all international locations to have unhindered well timed entry to important well being applied sciences and recognised the function of intensive immunisation towards Covid as a worldwide public good.

WHO failed the world

Not solely did they (WHO) fail the world, however its failures within the early days of the pandemic additionally contributed to useless struggling and the worsening of this pandemic. —United States

Backing the decision, India famous that it reaffirmed its dedication to worldwide cooperation, multilateralism and solidarity in any respect ranges. “That is the one means for the world to successfully reply to international crises,’’ mentioned Ok Nagaraj Naidu, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN.

He famous the decision acknowledges the WHO’s management function and the UN’s elementary function in catalysing and coordinating the great international response to the pandemic.

In a stinging critique of the WHO, the US mentioned, “Not only did they fail the world, but its failures in the early days of the pandemic also contributed to needless suffering and the worsening of this pandemic.”



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