Development Co-operation Report

Vaccine equity and resilience building: two tests for global solidarity


Feb. 8 2021, 12:00-14:00 CET

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The OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria will convene political leaders and heads of international development agencies and civil society organisations to discuss two great tests for global solidarity: vaccine equity and resilience-building. 


Opening Remarks:

  • Ángel Gurría (@A_Gurria)
    Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Address by:
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros)
    Director-General, WHO
Address by:


  • Francisco André
    Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugal
  • Seth Berkley (@GaviSeth)
    CEO, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
  • Thomas Cueni (@ThomasCueni)
    Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations
  • Jagan Chapagain (@jagan_chapagain)Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Adama Coulibaly (@RciMef)
    Minister of Finance Cote d’Ivoire
  • Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka (@CharlottePetriG)
    Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ebrahim Patel (@the_dti)
    Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition, South Africa
  • Ángeles Moreno Bau (@AMorenoBau)
    State Secretary for International Development, Spain
  • Stefano Scarpetta (@stescarpetta)
    Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
  • Gayle Smith (@GayleSmith)
    President and CEO, ONE Campaign
  • Vera Songwe (@SongweVera)
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Dag-Inge Ulstein (@dagiulstein)
    Minister of International Development, Norway
  • Jutta Urpilainen (@JuttaUrpilainen)
    European Commissioner for International Partnerships

Topics of discussion

1]  The immediate test: equitable vaccines access and delivery for low and middle-income countries.  Unless the roadblocks to success for international co-operation on equitable vaccine access and delivery are removed, the world risks prolonging the pandemic by creating a two-tier vaccine system. How can the principle of global solidarity guide equitable outcomes?

2] The long-term test: building resilience to future shocks. COVID-19 has caused devastating social and economic impacts everywhere, but particularly in low- and middle-income countries. What are the key priorities in building back better?

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Development Co-operation Report 2020: Learning from Crises, Building Resilience

The Development Co-operation Report 2020 draws out early insights from leaders, OECD members, experts and civil society on the implications of coronavirus (COVID-19) for global solidarity and international co-operation for development in 2021 and beyond.

The report suggests ways forward for the international development community as a whole for bold action and systemic reform to build resilient national and international systems capable of coping with global shocks, and providing and protecting global public goods while reinforcing the fundamental building blocks for sustainable development.

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