The United Nations General Assembly President, Volkan Bozkir, on Sunday, December 20, called for ensuring that vaccines against the novel coronavirus are available for all the people. On the occasion of Human Solidarity Day, Bozkir, during a virtual address said that the vaccines should be ‘fairly and equally accessible for all countries’. He urged people to lean into a sense of ‘one global community, one humanity, together’.

 Terming 2020 as ‘one of the most challenging years of existence’, Bozkir said that people need a sense of human solidarity as much as they ever did. He recalled the month of April, when Covid-19 was at its peak in New York City and he said “hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people, would stand on their balconies and cheer each day for the essential workers who were putting themselves on the line for the benefit of others”. He added, “the same occurred in other cities around the world”. He also spoke about the situation in Italy.