British Embassy in Kabul announced in a statement, that UK has raised $1 billion to help vulnerable countries access the COVID-19 vaccine.
“UK has now mobilised $1 billion from global donors to support vulnerable countries access coronavirus vaccines” it is said in the statement.
The British government supported to raise one billion dollars for Corona Vaccine COVAX Advance Market Commitment by match-funding other donors.
Combined with £548 million of UK aid, will help the distribution of one billion doses of vaccine jabs to reach the premises of 92 developing countries in 2021, the vital investment will help stop the spread of the virus and reduce future waves.
The announcement comes as United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, virtually visited London as part of the UK’s commemoration of UN’s 75th anniversary.
According to the statement, it has been 75 years that the British government has played a leading role in supporting the UN.
“75 years after the first meeting of the UN General Assembly in London, the UK hosted a virtual commemorative event, that brought together the UN Secretary-General, Lord Ahmad, and civil society to celebrate the huge achievements of this unprecedented global institution and discuss how to build our collaboration topics including gender and health”. Statement read
12 peacekeeping missions are being conducted by the United Nations to address “conflict throughout the world”.
The statement concluded, that “as a permanent tribute to 75 years of the UN’s work, the lawn next to Westminster Central Hall, formally known as Broad Sanctuary Green where the first meeting was held, will be re-named (United Nations Green)”.