The United Nations approves the establishment of the International Day to Fight Disease proposed by Vietnam
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic causing unprecedented damage to all sides of all nations, Vietnam’s proposal received the support of all members of the United Nations.
|Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy delivers a speech introducing the resolution to establish the International Day of readiness to fight diseases. (Source: Vietnam Permanent Mission to the United Nations)|
On December 7 (US time), at the plenary session, the United Nations General Assembly approved by consensus Resolution A / RES / 75/27 establishing the International Day of readiness to fight the epidemic on December 27 every year.
This is the first resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in this regard, also the first resolution proposed, negotiated and successfully adopted by Vietnam at the United Nations General Assembly.
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic causing loss of life and unprecedented impacts on all aspects of the economic and social life of all countries, Vietnam’s proposal has received the support of the whole country. Ministry of Member States of the United Nations. Canada, Niger, Senegal, Saint Vincent & the Grenedines and Spain have co-authored with Vietnam and 107 other countries in all regions joined to co-sponsor the Resolution.
The resolution calls on all the member states of the United Nations, organizations in the system of the United Nations, other international and regional organizations, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, institutions research, individuals and other stakeholders celebrate the annual International Day of Disease Readiness to increase awareness about disease prevention, and thus better preparedness and coordination on the issue. This subject at all levels.
Addressing the resolution at the United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations, on behalf of the co-authors, highlighted the significance and necessity of the established the International Ready to Fight Disease Day and thanked UN member states for the support of this initiative.
December 27th was chosen as the International Day for Disease Control because it was the birthday of scientist Louis Pasteur, one of the first to lay the foundations for preventive medicine. His work on the cause of the disease and on making vaccines has been and continues to save many generations around the world.