Panel Discussion on Universal Access to Vaccines - 20th meeting, 49th Regular Session of Human Rights Council
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Panel discussion on ensuring equitable, affordable, timely and universal access for all countries to vaccines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Objectives:
This panel discussion will focus on the human rights implications of the lack of affordable, timely, equitable and universal access and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the deepening inequalities between States. It will examine obstacles to universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, and promising practices and effective strategies adopted by States and other stakeholders in addressing them as well as the challenges of growing inequalities and divergent recoveries from the pandemic. The panel discussion will provide opportunities for dialogue and sharing commitment for actions by States, civil society and other relevant stakeholders to ensure affordable, timely, equitable and universal access vaccines in the context of pandemics.

Chair:    H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council
Opening statements:    

  •  Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (video message)
  •  H.E. Mr. Juan-Carlos Holguín, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador (video message)
  • H.E. Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan (video message)
  •  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (video message)
  • Panellists:    
  •  Mr. Farid Ahmadov, Associate Professor of Law and Co-founder of the Law Program at ADA University, Azerbaijan (video message)
  • Ms. Attiya Waris, Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
  •  Mr. Thomas Cueni, Director-General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
  •  Ms. Gita Sen, General Coordinator of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) (video message)
  • SPEAKERS:
    • Ms. Ángeles Moreno Bau, Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs of Spain
    • Norway (on behalf of a group of countries), Ms. Jannicke Graatrud
    • Malaysia (on behalf of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Mr. Mohammad Izwan Sanusi
    • Guyana (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Frank Anthony
    • Côte d'Ivoire (on behalf of the Group of African States), Mr. Kouadio Adjoumani
    • Ecuador (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Alejandro Davalos
    • Brazil (on behalf of a group of countries), Mr. Tovar da Silva Nunes
    • European Union, Ms. Linda Ekholm
    • Azerbaijan (on behalf of the NAM), Mr. Seymur Mardaliyev
    • Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC), Mr. Afaq Ahmad
    • Azerbaijan, Mr. Seymur Mardaliyev
    • Fiji, Ms. Robyn-Ann Mani
    • Ms. Tatiana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation
    • Associazione Comunita Papa Giovanni XXIII, Ms. Maria Mercedes Rossi
    • EMERGENCY - Life Support for Civilian War Victims, Ms. Rossella Miccio
    • Syrian Arab Republic, Ms. Khawla Youssef
    • Bangladesh, Mr. Mustafizur Rahman
    • Germany, Ms. Lena Handwerk
    • Senegal, Mr. François M. M Diene
    • Belgium, Mr. Pieter Leenknegt
    • Ethiopia, Ms. Mekdes Hailemariam
    • Japan, Mr. Taguchi Kazuho
    • China, Mr. Dai Demao
    • Saudi Arabia, Mr. Faisal Meshari T. Almadhi
    • Indonesia, Ms. Mia Padmasari
    • Cambodia, Mr. Mr. Sopheaktradaravitou Kang
    • Morocco, Mr. Omar Zniber
    • Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) Asociación Civil, Ms. Camila Barretto Maia
    • Friends World Committee for Consultation, Ms. Laurel Townhead
    • Caritas Internationalis (International Confederation of Catholic Charities), Mr. Aloysius John
    • Mr. Farid Ahmadov, Associate Professor of Law and Co-founder of the Law Program at ADA University, Azerbaijan
    • Ms. Attiya Waris, Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
    • Mr. Thomas Cueni, Director-General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
    • Ms. Gita Sen, General Coordinator of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN