The idea of such a treaty, which would ensure universal and equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for pandemics, was floated by the chairman of European Union leaders Charles Michel at a G20 summit last November.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that the official American re-entry “is itself very important,” as is Biden’s announcement that the US will return to providing climate aid to poorer nations, as promised in 2009.
World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body.
Like a lot of people, I have taken advantage of Covid-enforced home confinement to do a bit of online learning. After hearing me for so long lament the loss of so much of my German, my partner Fiona signed me up for a Goethe-Institut course.
US President Joe Biden and his colleagues from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan will sit down for their first face-to-face gathering in nearly two years, after the pandemic wiped out last year's summit.
World leaders on Friday wished US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania a quick recovery following his announcement that they were quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus.
World leaders rushed to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden, who has been elected the 46th president of the United States, with many expressing hopes of unity and cooperation.