UN Resident Coordinator calls for redoubling of efforts to increase universal access to COVID19 vaccines in his UN Day Message
27 October 2021
Delivering his UN Day Message this year, United Nations Resident Coordinator Didier Trebucq has made a call to action to people everywhere.
Speaking as the United Nations celebrated the adoption of the UN Charter by its founding members in 1945, the Resident Coordinator urged people everywhere, including youth, to step for climate action and to make their voices heard on matters that will impact their future. Meanwhile, he pledged the UN's continued commitment to the region, and to helping Caribbean countries to build back better, greener, and stronger, truly leaving no one behind.
In delivering his message across Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Mr. Trebucq stated: "As we approach COP 26, now only one week away, the UN is demanding a strong commitment from world leaders to increase funding for climate adaptation and to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century. This is a matter of survival for Caribbean SIDS. The UN will continue to advocate at the highest level for the region to access the resources needed to effectively minimize vulnerabilities, reduce debt dependency, and accelerate progress towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals."
He concluded: "Together, we must ensure that we support efforts to not only increase universal access to COVID19 vaccines, but also to reduce vaccine hesitancy. Together, we must step up for climate action, and must ensure that the rights and freedoms that underpin the UN Charter, are realised for women and girls, men and boys, and marginalized individuals and groups everywhere. Together we must commit to leaving this planet in a better shape for future generations. On this UN Day let us agree that we and will do it together!"