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Volkan Bozkir (General Assembly President) on World Health Day 2021

Production Date: 
06 Apr 2021

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00:01:31

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English

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Video message by Volkan Bozkir, President of 75th Session of the General Assembly, on World Health Day (7 April 2021). When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, most of us took to our homes for safety and comfort. For millions of
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Video message by Volkan Bozkir, President of 75th Session of the General Assembly, on World Health Day (7 April 2021). When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, most of us took to our homes for safety and comfort. For millions of health and care workers, this was a luxury they could not afford. These frontline workers stood and faced the unknown to help those who needed it most. They helped protect the scared, the confused, and the lonely. We owe so much to the millions who risked their lives for the greater good. We owe them gratitude. We owe them recognition. And we owe them support and the assurance of decent work environments, free from violence, stigma, and harassment, and equipped with the tools and resources needed to save lives. 2021 has been designated the International Year of Health and Care Workers. As we mark World Health Day 2021, let us join together in celebrating – and supporting – the nurses and doctors, the midwives and EMTs, and all of the others who helped us feel safer and healthier. And let us show them real, tangible support. As the World Health Organization has called for, let us work together to Protect, Invest, Together, so that our heroes are never forced to stand the line without the support and defences they need. Thank you.
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