Guyana pushes SDGs, equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon Hugh Todd (Photo via DPI)
416

─ as it hands over Chairmanship of Group 77 and China


(Department of Public Information) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon Hugh Todd has called for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as developing countries continue their battle against the pandemic.

Minister Todd made these statements during a virtual ceremony to officially hand over the chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China to the Republic of Guinea.  Guyana’s chairmanship of the Group came to an end last month, having had a successful year.

“We must stay optimistic and do our part at the national, regional and international levels to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to ensure equitable access to vaccines leaving no Region or country behind. It is pertinent that we retain a common voice as a group to negotiate for urgent support in combatting COVID -19.”

Minister Todd urged the Group to continue working towards the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  He reminded the meeting to use the Decade of Action to mobilise financing and strengthen institutions to reach the Goals by the target date.

Read more at: Department of Public Information

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: