The World Summit of Governments ends in Dubai

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The World Summit of Governments ends in Dubai
Source: AETOSWire
April 01, 2022

Climate change and the Covid-19 health crisis have been at the center of the event held between March 29 and 30


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world's countries to support and help each other in an impassioned appeal to delegates at the World Government Summit (WGS2022) in Dubai.

“Expanding the distribution of the vaccine is a top priority for the WHO, and there is also an urgent need to increase local production of vaccines”

Addressing delegates via video link, he said: "Today it is more important than ever that governments come together and discuss how to respond to the challenges we face today, from conflict to poverty to climate change."

Guterres added that both individual people and fragile ecosystems suffer from the impact of climate change.

The need for governments to act to deal with climate change, geopolitical conflicts and health crises dominated discussions during the second day of the Summit.

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, underlined the urgent need to ensure more equality in vaccination against COVID-19 around the world, adding: “Expand the distribution of the A vaccine is an absolute priority for the WHO, and there is also an urgent need to increase local production of vaccines.”

On the other hand, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, indicated that future governments will be transformed and driven by the impact of technology and digital transformation.

His Highness said: "By enabling smarter use of technology and digital solutions, we can address many of today's challenges."

On an optimistic note, the leaders of three African nations described Africa's future as "bright" against a backdrop of significant opportunities for international investors.

His Excellency Philip Mpango, Vice President of Tanzania, The Right Honorable Robinah Nabbanja, Prime Minister of Uganda, and His Excellency Mohamed Béavogui, Prime Minister of Guinea, spoke about the resilience of the African continent, to grow despite a series of shocks.

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