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Coronavirus Global Response

Joining Forces to Accelerate the Development, Production and Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Diagnostics and Therapeutics - On-line Pledging Event

3 pm CET – 5 pm CET  

Moderator: H.E. Ms Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Welcome

  • H.E. Ms Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
  • H.E. Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council
  • H.E. Mr António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation

Pledges by co-leads*

  • H.E. Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic
  • H.E. Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • H.E. Mr Abe Shinzō, Prime Minister of Japan
  • H.E. Ms Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
  • H.E. Mr Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • H.E. Mr Giuseppe Conte, President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic, Future G20 Presidency
  • H.E. Mr Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain
  • H.E. Mr Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Mr Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, G20 Presidency

* Speakers are intervening in protocol order

Remarks by Special Guests

  • His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • H.E. Mr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, Chairperson of the African Union

Pledges by Governments*

  • H.S.H. Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco
  • H.E. Mr Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey
  • H.E. Ms Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation
  • H.E. Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel
  • H.E. Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

* Speakers are intervening in protocol order

 

  • Ms Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 

  • H.E. Mr Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • H.E. Mr Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden
  • H.E. Mr António Costa, Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic
  • H.E. Mr Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia
  • H.E. Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia

 

  • Dr Victor Dzau, Board Member, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board

 

  • H.E. Mr Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • H.E. Mr Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • H.E. Ms Ana Brnabić, President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • H.E. Mr Andrej Babiš, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • H.E. Mr Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland
  • H.E. Mr Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • H.E. Ms Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark
  • H.E. Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic
  • H.E. Mr Sebastian Kurz, Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria
  • H.E. Mr Robert Abela, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta
  • H.E. Ms Sophie Wilmès, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium

 

  • Mr Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, speaking also on behalf of the Therapeutics Accelerator

 

  • H.E. Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
  • H.E. Ms Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Mr Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States
  • H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait
  • H.E. Mr Anže Logar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Mr Aurelijus Veryga, Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Mr Ahmed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health of the Sultanate of Oman
  • Ms Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health of the Republic of Finland
  • Mr Nelu Tătaru, Minister of Health of Romania
  • Ms Reem Al Hashimy, State Minister, responsible for international cooperation and Member of the Cabinet), United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Mr Zhang Ming, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union

 

  • Mr Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum
  • Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
  • Ms Annette Dixon, Vice-President of the World Bank Group

Expressions of Support by Partner Organisations

  • Mr Richard Hatchett, CEO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Mr Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Ms Catherine Boehme, CEO, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
  • Ms Marisol Touraine, Executive Board Chair, Unitaid

Statements by Industry and other Partners

  • Mr Dave Ricks, Chairman, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
  • Mr Sai D. Prasad, President, Developing Countries Vaccine Manufactures Network

Concluding Remarks by H.E. Ms Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission