Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event, 4 May 2020

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Information and reports on the Coronavirus Global Response, which is an online initiative moderated by the European Commission aimed at gathering funds to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.

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The Coronavirus Global Response builds on the commitment made by G20 leaders on 26 March 2020. One month later, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and an initial group of health actors launched a collaboration for the accelerated development, production and equitable global Access to COVID-19 Tools - the ACT Accelerator. Together, they issued a call for action.

The European Commission responded to the call by joining forces with global partners to host a pledging event - the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative. This virtual fundraiser was launched on 4 May 2020 and was set to last throughout the month. It was soon reported that after the first few hours, the event had already managed to raise around €7.4 billion. It was also highlighted my media outlets that the United States did not take part in this international effort.

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Commentary and Analysis
Politico, 04/05/2020: EU leads (an almost) global effort to fight coronavirus https://www.politico.eu/article/world-leaders-pledge-to-fight-coronavirus/

News
The Guardian, 04/05/2020: World leaders pledge €7.4bn to research Covid-19 vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/04/world-leaders-pledge-74bn-euros-to-research-covid-19-vaccine
BBC News, 04/05/2020: Coronavirus: World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52525387
Deutsche Welle, 04/05/2020: World leaders pledge €7.4 billion for European Commission's coronavirus vaccine fundraising conference https://p.dw.com/p/3bjcL
EurActiv, 04/05/2020: European leaders push vaccine financing drive https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/european-leaders-push-vaccine-financing-drive/
EUObserver, 04/05/2020: EU launches funding drive for Covid-19 vaccine https://euobserver.com/coronavirus/148233
Politico, 04/05/2020: World leaders pledge to fight coronavirus, but the U.S. skips the meeting https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/04/world-leaders-pledge-to-fight-coronavirus-234352
RTÉ News, 04/05/2020: Ireland pledges €18m to support fight against Covid-19 https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0504/1136425-coronavirus-donor-conference/
Spiegel Online International, 04/05/2020: Europe Launches Massive Campaign to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-launches-massive-campaign-to-fund-coronavirus-vaccine-a-efca3d08-e4cf-400a-9f59-4027eda8897e
RFI News, 04/05/2020: Billions raised as world pledges to bankroll coronavirus vaccine effort http://www.rfi.fr/en/science-and-technology/20200504-billions-raised-as-world-pledges-to-bankroll-coronavirus-vaccine-effort-covid-19-who-wellcome-trust-bill-gates
Politico, 04/05/2020: Fears rise that Trump will incite a global vaccine brawl https://www.politico.eu/article/donald-trump-coronavirus-vaccine-fight-fears/
EurActiv, 05/05/2020: Vaccine telethon raises billions as Europe eases virus lockdown https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/vaccine-telethon-raises-billions-as-europe-eases-virus-lockdown/
Politico, 04/05/2020: Commission mobilizes €1B for global coronavirus response https://www.politico.eu/article/commission-pledges-one-billion-euros-to-global-coronavirus-response/
Spiegel Online International, 04/05/2020: Europe Launches Massive Campaign to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine https://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-launches-massive-campaign-to-fund-coronavirus-vaccine-a-efca3d08-e4cf-400a-9f59-4027eda8897e

Official
European Commission: Website of the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative https://global-response.europa.eu/index_en
European Commission: Press Release, 24/04/2020: Coronavirus Global Response: EU launches pledging effort https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_710
European Commission: Questions and Answers: The Coronavirus Global Response (24 April 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_731
European Commission: Press Release, 04/05/2020: Coronavirus Global Response: €7.4 billion raised for universal access to vaccines https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_797
European Commission: Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event (4 May 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_804
European Commission: Closing remarks by President von der Leyen at the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event (4 May 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_806
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on the results of the Coronavirus Global Response international pledging event (4 May 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_807
European Council, 04/05/2020: Opening remarks by President Charles Michel at the Global Response Pledging Event against Coronavirus https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/05/04/speech-by-president-charles-michel-at-the-coronavirus-global-response-international-pledging-event/

ESO Records
The global response: Working together to help the world get better (Op-Ed by international stakeholders, 3 May 2020) https://www.europeansources.info/record/the-global-response-working-together-to-help-the-world-get-better/
European reaction to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-reaction-to-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus/

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