UN thanks India for offering 200,000 Covid vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers
Sunday, 21 February 2021 () United Nations on Saturday thanked India for offering 200,000 Covid vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers and appreciated efforts to strengthen COVAX Facility for ensuring equitable access to vaccines for all.
India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar raised concerns over lack of global coordination on Covid-19 vaccine distribution as he addressed the UN Security Council. He also raise the issue of disparity in accessibility of the vaccine. He urged nations to enhance cooperation COVAX framework....
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hopes that the joint statement issued by India and Pakistan militaries will provide an opportunity for further dialogue. While addressing a press conference in New York, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric said, "Secretary General is encouraged by the joint statement issued by militaries of India and Pakistan on their agreement to observing the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and engaging to establish mechanism." "He hopes that the positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue," Dujarric added.
Alex Salmond has said there is a failure of leadership in Scotland as he attacked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In his opening statement to a Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government's unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him, Scotland's former first minister accused his successor Ms Sturgeon of using a Covid press conference to "effectively question the result of a jury".
Mr Salmond is testifying on the botched government investigation which was found to be "tainted by apparent bias" by the court.
He was acquitted of 13 charges of sexual assault in a criminal trial, and he successfully challenged the lawfulness of the government investigation.
The current Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there was no conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and she is due to appear before the committee to give evidence next week. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Britain should continue to prioritize people by age rather than occupation, the chair of Britain's vaccine advice committee said on Friday. Lauren Anthony reports.
Government of India gifts of 200,000 vaccine doses for UN Peacekeepers announced Union External Affair Minister Dr S Jaishankar while addressing United Nation Security Council in Open Debate on Implementation of Resolution 2532 (2020). "Keeping in mind UN Peacekeepers, we would like to announce today a gift of 200,000 vaccine doses for them. We're working actively with GAVI, WHO and ACT Accelerator. Our contribution has also supported SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund," Said EAM Jaishankar.
Keeping up with the commitment to assist countries in fight against pandemic, India on February 25 dispatched the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, country in West Africa from..