The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130 countries, was adopted by consensus.
According to a press statement released by WHO this week, the assembly calls for the intensification of efforts to control the pandemic, and for equitable access to and fair distribution of all essential health technologies and products to combat the virus.
It also calls for an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the global response, including, but not limited to, WHO’s performance.
It says as WHO convened ministers of health from almost every country in the world, the consistent message throughout the two-day meeting including from the 14 heads of state who participated in the summit was that global unity is the most powerful tool to combat the outbreak.
The resolution is a concrete manifestation of this call, and a roadmap for controlling the outbreak.