President of 76th session of UN General Assembly thanked Azerbaijan for the promotion of global vaccine equity

A phone conversation has been held between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly tweeted in this regard, APA reports.

“Had an excellent telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev,” noted Abdulla Shahid.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, initiated by Azerbaijan and co-sponsored by 126 countries on December 19, 2021.

By a recorded vote of 179 in favour to none against, the Assembly then adopted resolution XXII, “Ensuring equitable, affordable, timely and universal access for all countries to vaccines in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic”, emphasizing the urgent need to ensure the right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and to facilitate the development of robust health systems and universal health coverage. These systems would encompass universal and equitable access to all essential health technologies, diagnostics, medicines and vaccines, in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Further, the Assembly requested States and international organizations to commit to transparency in all matters relating to the production, distribution and fair pricing of vaccines, in accordance with national and regional legal frameworks, urging States to prevent speculation and stockpiling.