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Lesser Equal Nations Demand Equality at UN in Corona Vaccine Distribution

Are some Nations more equal than others?

On Wednesday, Munir Akram, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has stressed equality in coronavirus vaccine distribution and access.

While addressing the virtual opening session of Latin America and the Caribbean Forum, he said the vaccine must be available to everyone, as soon as possible be it rich or poor, warning that the virus will be back if the situation is otherwise.

Pakistan had joined the United Nations (UN) public advocacy campaign ‘Only Together’ last week. The campaign calls for coronavirus vaccines to be available to everyone and everywhere to contain the deadly pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram had said he is joining the UN in a call to ensure equitable access and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.

For the quick recovery of the virus-hit world economy, he said it is vital to control the pandemic.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had also called for equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccine.

At the fourth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva back in January, the prime minister called for proposing an equitable supply of the coronavirus vaccine in the developing countries.

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