President Biden will convene a COVID-19 Summit during the UN General Assembly on September 22. The White House is asking world leaders, civil society, industry and philanthropists to make commitments to vaccinate the world, save lives and establish a health security financing mechanism.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network, releases the following statement on the summit:
"The summit shows how important it is for us to act quickly.
"Biden knows that if we don't move global vaccine distribution forward this year, we'll lose more lives and our economy will suffer across the US and around the world."
More information about the summit can be found here.