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UK News Dominic Raab to discuss ‘fair global vaccine access’ during London G7 talks

03:15  02 may  2021
03:15  02 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will host the meeting in London (Photo: Handout / UNITED NATIONS / AFP) © Provided by The i Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will host the meeting in London (Photo: Handout / UNITED NATIONS / AFP)

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will discuss international access to vaccines during face-to-face talks with foreign counterparts amid criticisms for cutting UK aid funding.

In the first G7 foreign ministers meeting in more than two years, three days of talks will begin in a Covid-secure venue in London on Monday.

The Foreign Office said Mr Raab will seek to establish “ambitious” targets on climate finance, girls’ education and global health as he comes under sustained criticism for cutting foreign aid.

G7 to look at rapid response mechanism against Russian 'propaganda', UK's Raab says

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Despite his stated aims, the Government’s cuts to overseas aid spending have been described as “devastating” for women and girls around the world.

Discussions on trade, China and Afghanistan with US secretary of state Antony Blinken are early in the schedule.

Mr Raab will also meet India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as the UK pledges to help the nation during its battle with Coivd-19.

Foreign ministers from the remaining G7 members – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU – are also expected to attend meetings, with regular testing, size limits and other measures pledged to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Australia, India, Japan, South Korea and South Africa have also been invited as the UK tries to deepen ties with the Indo-Pacific region.

The G7 wants a rapid mechanism to counter the Russian "propaganda" says Raab

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President Joe Biden will unveil a billion US contribution to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative when he speaks with the leaders of the world's leading market economies on Friday, according to senior administration officials, boosting efforts to distribute shots to low- and middle-income countries as wealthier The announcement, which Biden will announce on a call with G 7 leaders, will provide a boon to Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access , or COVAX, which is led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, along with the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have announced today (Friday 30 April) that the UK will host the replenishment summit in 2022 to support the work of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). The PPP was formed in April and will advise the UK G 7 Presidency on how to meet the Prime Minister’s ambition to slash the time to develop and deploy high quality vaccines , backed by additional funding to support CEPI’s work on global vaccine development and manufacturing innovations.

Mr Raab said: “This week’s G7 meeting shows global Britain bringing the world’s biggest democracies together to tackle shared challenges.

“We’ll be taking action to ensure fair access to vaccines around the world, setting global girls’ education targets, agreeing ambitious action on climate change and developing new measures to prevent famine.”

The Government broke its manifesto commitment to maintain aid spending at 0.7 per cent of national income by cutting spending to 0.5 per cent, citing the financial havoc caused by the pandemic.

As the effects of the cuts have trickled out, the United Nations Population Fund blasted the 85 per cent cut to its reproductive health agency as “devastating” for women, girls and their families.

On Saturday, it emerged Unicef will have its UK funding cut by about 60 per cent.

The United Nations agency warned that the world’s most vulnerable children will “suffer the consequences” of the Government’s move.

A leaked memo also suggested that the UK will slash bilateral funding for overseas water, sanitation and hygiene projects by more than 80 per cent – a move WaterAid described as “savage”.

And a report by media outlet Devex said ministers are planning to reduce funding for polio eradication by 95 per cent.

Two thirds of Black Caribbean Brits have had a vaccine, data shows .
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released today show 66.8 per cent of black Caribbean people over 50 in England had a first dose between December 8 to April 12. For people identifying as black African the estimated rate is 71.2 per cent, with rates of 78.4 per cent and 86.9 per cent for people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, respectively. For comparison, the rate among white British adults was 93.7 per cent. The ONS report, which analysed data from 18.5million vaccinated people, also found uptake rates were lowest in people who had the poorest English skills.

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