Vietnam concerned about unequal COVID-19 vaccination among nations

(VOVWORLD) - The UN Security Council on Tuesday (Hanoi time) held its first consultation on the implementation of Resolution 2565 which was adopted on February 26 on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 
Vietnam concerned about unequal COVID-19 vaccination among nations - ảnh 1A health worker administers a shot of COVID-19 vaccine to a local resident in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 23. (Photo: XINHUA/VNA)
UNSC members called for increased cooperation among countries as well as international organisations and mechanisms to distribute vaccines fairly and at low prices to countries in crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many inequalities between countries, including the anxious gap in vaccination against COVID-19 that could threaten peace-building efforts and development achievements, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, said while attending the meeting.
He emphasised the need to ensure that everyone is vaccinated, has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment services, and called on countries to provide financial support and vaccine supplies for the COVAX Facility. 
The Ambassador also highlighted the importance of long-term measures such as preventing and ending conflicts, boosting economic development, enhancing people's livelihoods, providing finance for development and responding to economic, climate, and epidemic challenges.