OFFICIAL STATEMENT 031
Spain supports work of WHO to combat COVID-19 crisis

​Faced with the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Spain wishes to underline that we will only be able to defeat the virus and ensure the social and economic recovery through multilateral cooperation and the unity of the international community, under the leadership of the United Nations

16/04/2020

​The World Health Organization (WHO) is playing a key role in coordinating global efforts to combat this health emergency. Accordingly, the Government of Spain regrets the decision taken by the United States Administration to withdraw funding from the WHO and trusts that this decision will be reversed in the near future.

The Government of Spain considers that the COVID-19 pandemic clearly highlights the need to improve the governance of the global health system, a process that should be undertaken by reinforcing the WHO. The whole of the international community is called on to undertake this commitment, to which end Spain will work closely with its EU partners and with other essential allies, such as the United States, and with the United Nations system, along with other major public and private players on the national, regional and international stage.

 

 

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