United Nations, December 4 2020 is coming to an end, but the coronavirus epidemic, which has caused great trauma to human society, has not been far away. From December 3rd to 4th, the 75th United Nations General Assembly held a special session of great significance on the COVID-19 epidemic.
Political affairs of all countries gathered in the “cloud” to actively explore the countermeasures to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, striving to further coordinate and scientifically respond on the basis of existing international cooperation, and promote the world unity and fight against the epidemic again.
This global public health crisis, which has been identified as the worst global public health crisis experienced by mankind in the 75 years since the founding of the United Nations, has caused more than 1.5 million deaths and more than 65 million infections worldwide, and caused incalculable losses to the world economy.
It has also brought the international community back to a simple truth: a global crisis must It must be dealt with through global cooperation, and unknown problems must be solved in a scientific spirit.
On December 3, Bozkel, President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, addressed the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the coronavirus epidemic. This special session of the General Assembly was held from 3 to 4th, which is the first special session of the United Nations General Assembly on a pandemic. In his speech, Guterres urged countries to unite, support and coordinate their actions to fight the epidemic. ( Xinhua News Agency)
To resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic, we must hold high the banner of multilateralism. With the advent of winter in the northern hemisphere, the epidemic is accelerating in many countries and places, and many countries and regions are facing severe challenges in fighting the epidemic. Bozkel, President of the 75th session of the General Assembly, said that the fundamental purpose of convening the special session was to unite all mankind to defeat the coronavirus epidemic, which was a “historic opportunity”.
The feat of countries working together to fight against the coronavirus epidemic is a collective return of the world to the original intention of establishing the United Nations, a solemnity of the Charter of the United Nations, and a beneficial practice to solve the common plight of mankind with multilateralism.
The major powers should play an exemplary role, adhere to the right path of cooperation in the fight against the epidemic, put public health and safety in the international agenda, improve the public health and safety governance system, and especially support the World Health Organization to play a key leadership role.
To resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic, we must act in accordance with scientific laws. The dangerous degree of COVID-19 is staggering. In the past year, the international community’s difficult struggle against the novel coronavirus has shown that it is necessary to respect science and develop and produce an effective coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible, while adhering to the global public goods nature of the vaccine to ensure the availability and affordability of vaccines in developing countries.
We are pleased to see that the whole world is in action, from international organizations and regional organizations to governments, from non-governmental organizations, scientific research institutions to enterprises.
With the joint efforts of many parties, the speed of research and development of the novel coronavirus vaccine has set a new record in the history of mankind’s fight against infectious diseases.
As of November 12, at least 11 candidate vaccines have entered phase III clinical trials worldwide. Many candidate vaccines have been mass-produced in advance, and the dawn of defeating the epidemic is emerging.
Countries also need to make overall plans to promote the prevention and control of the epidemic and economic and social development, make full use of the new business forms and new models promoted by the epidemic, vigorously develop emerging industries, and promote the “green recovery” of the economy.
Countries should strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination and maintain the stability of the global industrial chain supply chain. At the same time, we should increase assistance to developing countries and provide more humanitarian assistance to vulnerable groups. In this process, China has launched the largest global humanitarian action in the history of New China, carried out the largest “cloud” anti-epidemic exchange activities, and assumed the responsibility of the world’s largest supplier of anti-epidemic materials.
The cruel epidemic makes mankind realize that the international community is a community of destiny shared with joys and sorrows. In the face of unknown origin and changeable viruses, cooperation is Jiajie, and science is a sharp blade.
As long as all countries in the world unite to rely on science, they will definitely win the final victory of the fight against the epidemic.