Committee: United Nation Security Council Country: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Delegate: Chingkuoy Lee Topic area: The call for international solidarity and transparency toward the combat of the COVID-19 crisis Thank you, honorable chairman and fellow all delegates. Casually, a pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in China on 31 December 2019. But The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is drastically affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Over 6,500,000 cases recently has been release by WHO, and over 380,000 people who has been death by this outbreak. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, typically also affected by this outbreak the same, which the pandemic was confirmed to have reached Saint Vincent since March 2020. As of Tuesday, June 2, 2020 there are 26 cases confirmed and recovered 15. Politically, the coronavirus has caused a complete collapse in the tourism industry and significant contractions in both the agricultural and the distributive trades sectors across the Caribbean. We the member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the majority of the countries in CARICOM are heavily dependent on tourism, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of all the other CARICOM members is at least one third dependent on tourism. According to Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves, “there are some hotels in St Vincent and the Grenadines currently with zero occupants, not a single guest in the hotel. Basically, all forward bookings have been cancelled at this stage at least from now through the end of April as a start. Cancellations are coming in daily because persons are faced with travel restrictions because of COVID 19”. The global pandemics has risen up led the economy initially started to became deeply crisis globally. Saint Vincent and the Grenadine’s government will provide XCD 65 million (1XCD = 0.37 US dollars), representing 3 percent of GDP, to assist the economy in various ways. This will be funded by the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), National Insurance Services (NIS) – these bodies have announced an extensive stimulus package for companies and individual to meet the need of outbreak when the tourism industry getting worse off. Yet the World Bank also activated US$4.5 million on April 17 to provide immediate funding for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, aimed at strengthening the capacity of the health system. The financing will be used to improve the ability to isolate patients, increase testing capacity, and purchase critical supplies, including personal protective equipment, mobile isolation units, testing equipment, reagents, gloves, and masks. It will also support preparedness and response capacity for other public health emergencies by increasing access to medical equipment and expanding the capacity of hospitals. Fellow delegates and high-principled chairman, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines firmly believes that under the authority of the human nature, we all can combat toward this global pandemic but unless we all cooperative through solidarity and transparency to take over this pandemic. We are hopeful, too, that our many international friends and allies will assist us in one way or another as we expand and consolidate our socio-economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 period. We would like to rise up a few suggestions: 1. Urged all members in this conference to cooperate because the COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge, and no country can handle it alone. Unilateralism and isolationism cannot end this crisis, and evading responsibility will only hinder cooperation. The only way for humanity to forward is to join hands together to resolve misunderstandings and prejudices, which the affluent countries trying to give aid and fund in terms of enhancing health system to some impoverished countries, whereas can’t control the spread of pandemics situation in a country. 2. When the COVID-19 vaccine does become available. It’s should be treated as a global public good. To that end, we are both calling on governments to ensure that the outcomes of publicly funded COVID-19 research are affordable and accessible to everyone around the world. 3. Urge China and the United States postpone the “phase one” trade deal meanwhile the outbreak still spread through and affects the economy across the globe. And also bring back the solidarity among the veto powers to rise up all of the economies that have been turning into crisis while pandemics.