The U.S. government recently officially informed the United Nations Secretary General Guterres that he would withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year (2021), a move strongly condemned by many parties.Who's Director-General, Mr. tandesse, once again called for global solidarity, saying it was necessary to distinguish the real enemy; a senior Republican member of the US Senate issued a public statement against it; and the Italian health minister called it a "wrong" decision.
Tan Desai calls for global solidarity
At a who briefing on 9 July, Mr. tandesse called for global solidarity.
"My friends, don't make a mistake. The biggest threat we face now is not the virus itself, but the lack of leadership and solidarity at the global and national levels. It was a tragedy and we lost a lot of lives. If the world is divided, we will not be able to overcome this plague. "
"Why is it so difficult for human beings to unite against a common enemy?" he asked? Can't we tell the common enemy? Don't you understand that it's our differences that make the virus work? "
There is only one way forward, and that is unity. His speech was seen as a response to President Trump's announcement that the United States would withdraw from who.
WHO was established in 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, as the United Nations agency responsible for global public health. The organization has 194 member countries and aims to "promote health, maintain world security and serve vulnerable groups ". As the most authoritative and professional international body in the field of global public health and safety, WHO has played an irreplaceable role in coordinating countries' response to the new coronavirus epidemic.
Republican Senator: This move could affect vaccine development
Lamar Alexander (Lamar Alexander), chairman of the U.S. Senate Health Committee, issued a statement criticizing the U.S. President's decision after the Trump administration formally withdrew from WHO.
"The withdrawal of the United States from the WHO may interfere with critical clinical trials in vaccine development, which the population needs ," Alexander said.
Alexander also said withdrawing from who could make it harder for the United States and other countries to work together to fight epidemics and other diseases.
He added that if the United States Government had specific proposals for WHO reform, it should submit them to Congress so that it could work together to implement them.
European countries voice opposition
The US side's decision was also opposed by many European countries.
Italian Health Minister Roberto Spelanza (Roberto Speranza) called Trump's decision "serious and wrong ".
"The health crisis caused by this outbreak shows that we need a stronger, not weaker, World Health Organization," he said He said that novel coronavirus pneumonia was once the epicentre of the Western epidemic, and highly relied on WHO guidance in the area of containment of the virus and treatment of new crown pneumonia patients.
Gens Span (Jens Spahn), Minister of Health of Germany, expressed regret. He tweeted that international cooperation had suffered setbacks. He said that concerted action to combat epidemics required more, not less, global cooperation.
Spain's foreign minister, Gonzalez Raya (AranchaGonzalezLaya), said WHO needed "greater autonomy" and the world needed more cooperation to prepare for a future pandemic.