2020 Resolution on international cooperation to ensure global access to medicines, vaccines and medical equipment to face COVID-19
Analysis of precedential value
This resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) through a silence procedure in April 2020. The UNGA is the preeminent governing body of the UN system and consists of all 193 UN Member States.
Used as precedent
access to health products, publicly funded research
“Encourages Member States to work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders to increase research and development funding for vaccines and medicines, leverage digital technologies, and strengthen scientific international cooperation necessary to combat COVID-19 and to bolster coordination, including with the private sector, towards rapid development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostics, antiviral medicines, personal protective equipment and vaccines, adhering to the objectives of efficacy, safety, equity, accessibility, and affordability” (page)