Covid-19 Vaccine as Human Rights Due Diligence

The Bangkok Business and Human Rights Week is fast approaching amidst the Covid-19 public health crisis that is strongly related to violations of human rights. 

In the current global health crisis, the rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines has been an unprecedented scientific achievement. Yet most OECD countries, as well as countries in Southeast Asia, are yet to receive supplies sufficient to vaccinate all their priority populations.

To mitigate the health and economic risks associated with unequal access to Covid-19 vaccines, the public and private sectors must coordinate their efforts and resources to address vaccine access as a fundamental human right for everyone.

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