UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all states to support the organization and, in particular, the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The US State Department previously announced that the country would leave the WHO in July 2021. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said that the WHO failed not only to work during the COVID-19 pandemic but also in other emergencies for decades did not implement reforms, including not demonstrating “independence from the Chinese Communist party.”
“I call on all member states to support each other and the UN system in addressing the challenges of our time, including the current health crisis. I have made it clear that WHO needs the support of member states at this crucial time in the fight against COVID-19, ” Guterres said.