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India, despite severe constraints, tried to walk the talk' on vaccine equity: India at UN

The UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), which spreads awareness around the world about the work the UN does, has actively encouraged further sharing of vaccine doses from all countries, Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations A. Amarnath said in the General Assembly's 43rd Session of Committee on Information.

April 29, 2021 / 10:54 AM IST
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India, despite severe constraints and within its own limited resources, has tried to "walk the talk" on vaccine equity and shared COVID-19 vaccines with more than 80 countries, the country told the United Nations.

The UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), which spreads awareness around the world about the work the UN does, has actively encouraged further sharing of vaccine doses from all countries, Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations A. Amarnath said in the General Assembly's 43rd Session of Committee on Information.

India urged the Department to also "suitably highlight the efforts of Member States, international organisations, and vaccine producers, who have already done so, especially with those who need it most."

India, despite the severe constraints and within our own limited resources, has tried to walk the talk' on vaccine equity. We have shared vaccines with more than 80 countries and provided life-saving drugs, medicines and protective equipment to over 150 countries. Our efforts underscore that we will not defeat the pandemic unless all of us, everywhere, come out of it safely, Amarnath said.