The goal is to reaffirm the commitment of the Joe Biden government to the international organization, which had lost US support during Donald Trump’s term
You U.S will allocate more than $ 200 million to World Health Organization (WHO) as a way to reassure the president’s support Joe Biden to the institution. The Secretary of State Antony Blink stressed that the measure reflects the North American commitment to “ensure that WHO has the support it needs to lead the international response to new coronavirus pandemic“. Soon after assuming the presidency on January 20, Joe Biden suspended the United States’ withdrawal from the entity, a process that had been initiated by his predecessor Donald Trump. The announcement was made this Wednesday, 17th, during a meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN).
The meeting dealt with the distribution of vaccines against Covid-19 in countries where there are armed conflicts. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, warned that if the vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus is not implemented in all countries, the pathogen will continue to mutate, which can “significantly” prolong the pandemic. “The new variants could return more transmissible, more deadly and, potentially, could threaten the effectiveness of vaccines”, evaluated the Portuguese diplomat.