2nd Global Covid-19 Summit: Reforms in WTO and WHO are necessary , Emphasis is also placed on dealing with emergency challenges related to health
PM Modi was addressing this virtual conference at the invitation of US President Joe Biden. Earlier this conference was held on September 22, 2021 in which PM Modi also participated.
India has once again reiterated the demand for major reforms in multinational agencies like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the international stage. Addressing the second global virtual conference on Corona on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that to meet the future challenges of the health sector, there is a need for more coordination at the global level and said that we will also have to establish a strong supply chain and vaccine. And work will have to be done to make everyone accessible to medicines.
PM Modi said, there is a need to make the rules of WTO, especially TRIPS (International Convention on Intellectual Property Rules) more flexible. The WHO must be reformed and strengthened to make the global health infrastructure more useful.
This demand of PM Modi is also important because India is emphasizing on increasing the food supply to other countries. After the Corona epidemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, there is a possibility of a food crisis in the world. Before the PM, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has raised the issue in global forums that India is ready to help the world fight the food crisis but first the WTO will have to change its rules.