The Director General of the World Health Organization says it will continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, at its two-day annual ministerial assembly on Tuesday (May 19).
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed a European Union resolution which calls for an independent evaluation of the international response.
"We want accountability more than anyone."
His sentiments were echoed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who also addressed the virtual meeting.
''Now is the time to act. We need to fight and defeat coronavirus in all continents. We need tests, medicines, and a vaccine, and we need them to be affordable for all."
The WHO declined to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to quit the organization, saying only that it had received a letter from Trump and was considering its contents.