Thursday, November 26

Sánchez defends universal access to vaccines against Covid-19 before the G20

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has defended this Saturday in the Summit of the G20 countries universal access to vaccines for Covid-19 and more effective multilateral cooperation, as reported by Moncloa.

Likewise, he has asked leaders to “unequivocal” support for the effort of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the pandemic and defeat of the virus. “We will not be safe until everyone is safe,” Sánchez remarked.

At the Summit, which was also attended by the third vice president, Nadia Calvin, Sánchez has emphasized that the G20 “continue to play a key role in dealing with the economic consequences of the pandemic.”

“G20 leaders have an obligation to do everything in our power to minimize the damage and consequences of the pandemic of the Covid-19 “, said Sánchez in a video broadcast on Twitter by the account of the G20 Summit, organized this year by Saudi Arabia.

The president of the Spanish Executive has warned that the pandemic is “the greatest global challenge in recent decades”, for which he has defended that the largest economies on the planet must accept the challenge of ending the virus and “building a more inclusive future.”

At this point, he stressed that they have a “unique opportunity” to establish a collective roadmap that allows working for “prosperity, sustainability and equality”, as well as for the benefit of economies and “of all citizens of the world. planet”.

“Universal” access to vaccines

In his speech during the plenary session this Saturday, the president insisted on the need to guarantee access “fair, equitable and universal” to Covid-19 vaccines.

After the coronavirus has killed more than 1.3 million people in the world, has left millions of children without education and has sent millions of families into poverty, Sánchez has also asked the G20 for more multilateral cooperation to addressing common challenges and “accelerating a just, inclusive and sustainable recovery that leaves no one behind.”

Sánchez believes that the G20 must continue to play a “key role” in addressing the economic consequences caused by the pandemic with special attention to the most vulnerable.

Regarding debt, the President of the Government has welcomed the decision taken by the richest countries to extend until June 2021 the ‘Debt Service Suspension Initiative’ and the adoption of the ‘Common Framework for the Treatment of Debt ‘, two initiatives to help the countries most vulnerable to the economic crisis. Sánchez has also asked that the risks that other developing economies have with respect to debt, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, are not forgotten.

The chief executive lamented in his speech the increase in inequality caused by the pandemic, especially in low-skilled workers. For this reason, he stressed the importance of countries guaranteeing “a decent standard of living” and called for strengthening social protection systems.

In addition, Sánchez has reaffirmed his commitment to advance the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. “A true social contract that should guide our efforts,” he said.

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