India has said that there is a need for an effective mechanism to address global vaccine inequity. Addressing the UNSC on behalf of India, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti further said that a rapid and effective vaccination drive is needed to mitigate further mutation of the virus.
Ambassador Tirumurti also said that India has offered to share its CoWin platform as “digital public good to the world”. He tweeted that in the Security Council consultations on COVID-19, he said, “need effective mechanism to address global #vaccine inequity; need #vaccination drive to address, interalia, further mutation; address public resistance through facts and India offers #COWIN as digital public good to the world.”
COWIN is India’s technology platform to monitor, manage and deliver COVID vaccination. In early July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that CoWIN is being prepared to be made open source so that it will be available in any and all countries. Modi had said that India has been committed to sharing its expertise and resources with the global community in combating the pandemic.
The UN Security Council, under the French Presidency, held closed consultations on Resolution 2565 on the COVID-19 situation on Monday when India made these observations.