Nadi, Fiji (06/03/21) -The first consignment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from the multilateral COVAX Facility have been delivered to Fiji, becoming the first Pacific island country to receive the vaccines through the facility. These 12,000 doses will allow the start of the vaccination campaign in Fiji with those most at risk. This delivery is part of a first wave of arrival that will continue in the coming months. Fiji will receive 100,800 doses of the vaccines under the COVAX Facility.
As the public health crisis disproportionately affected the most vulnerable and increased pre-existing inequalities, the cooperation between the EU and the Council of Europe in the promotion of tolerance and diversity remains more than ever important. In this context and as we mark ‘Zero Discrimination Day’, the EU plans adopt its new European Disability Strategy for 2021-2030.
The coronavirus outbreak has demanded a redirection of resources. Many NGOs and civil society organisations around the world have been fundamental to ensure the protection of people, communities, environment and culture. “On World NGO Day, we pay tribute to their engagement, the impact of which should not be underestimated or taken for granted” stated EU High Representative Josep Borrell.