Zagreb, Croatia 2020.
This process of harmonizing the views of WHO member states was characterized by the usual separation between countries that were more protective of their pharmaceutical industry and those member stares, aided by civil society groups, who wanted to break patent monopolies over critical health products.
The COVID-19 resolution, with its content, includes proposals for all important items of the common position and coordinated activities of EU countries related to the COVID-19 pandemic: recognition of health workers and everyone on the front lines, especially women; support for the leading role of the WHO and the UN; solidarity; multilateralism, the maintenance of essential health services during a pandemic; EU funding assistance; the equal right of all to medical treatment, therapy and vaccines and a transparent evaluation of everything done during the fight against the COVID19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Resolution provides the basis for the timely resolution of the common struggle of humanity against all future threats of a similar nature.
By jointly proposing this COVID-19 Resolution, the EU has, above all, demonstrated its unity. Encouraging the unique international cooperation of all the people of the world, the EU has presented itself as an important global player in this challenging period for humanity.