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Biden to convene summit on Sept 22 for enhancing efforts to defeat Covid-19 – World News

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden will convening a virtual summit on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly on September 22 for “expanding and enhancing shared efforts to defeat Covid-19”, White House has said.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said that the meeting is about expanding and enhancing shared efforts to defeat Covid-19, building out from previous gatherings of world leaders and ministers in fora like G7, G20 and Act Accelerator to rally civil society, NGOs, philanthropists and industry, and align on a common vision together.
A White House statement has added that it will ask the participants to commit to a higher level of ambition across four themes – Vaccinate the World by enhancing equitable access and getting shots in arms; Save Lives Now by solving the oxygen crisis and making tests, therapeutics and PPE more available; Build Back Better by establishing a sustainable health security financing mechanism and global leadership for emerging threats and Calling the World to Account by aligning around targets, tracking progress and supporting one another in fulfilling our commitments.





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