The World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom said that since the World War II, the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest indication that has shown that the world needs the United Nations.
The remarks from WHO Chief came on September 21, which was the 75th anniversary of the founding of the U.N. as the number of Coronavirus cases globally surpassed the 31.11 million mark while the death toll exceeded 961,000. “Perhaps no crisis since the Second World War has demonstrated more clearly why we need the UN than the COVID-19 pandemic. We can only confront this common threat with a common approach,” he said.
During his address at the event, he issued a three-point message from the WHO, the first being, the pandemic must be the motivation for us to intensify our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and not become an excuse for missing them. Second, the world must be prepared for the next pandemic now. And third, we must endeavour to ensure equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.