It has been …
… since Mark Rutte said "COVID-19 will remain a threat for as long as a large part of the world is not fully vaccinated. So global solidarity is not simply the right thing to do, it is the only thing we can do to end the pandemic"
Low and lower-middle income countries still need nearly 3.3 billion doses to fully vaccinate 70% of the population by mid-2022. To help close the gap, members of the G20 have promised to share over 2.7 billion doses by mid-2022. To date, 902 million have been delivered.
The Netherlands has not published a dose delivery plan
27 million pledgedon 1 October 2021
19.4 million deliveredas of 27 January 2022
71.9% of commitment met
We need at least $43 billion to vaccinate 70% of the population in every income category by September 2022. To date, $0 billion has been committed. Country shares will be available soon and governments should act fast to fill this funding gap.
0 of target achieved
The pandemic’s aftershocks continue to devastate the economies of many countries. High-income countries must support more vulnerable nations with all tools available, including Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), an international reserve asset that can help support countries in emergencies. Rechannelling an initial $100 billion of SDRs in 2021 to low income and vulnerable middle income countries is a smart investment in a fairer, greener, and better recovery for everyone. To date, $45 billion has been committed from all advanced economies.
US$12 billion receivedon 23 August 2021
US$ 420 million pledged
as of 17 December 2021
14% of fair share of $100bn SDR recycling in 2021
Only a handful of countries have the capacity to manufacture vaccines. We need urgent action to share mRNA technology and intellectual property rights, and to adapt existing facilities and acquire the materials needed to scale up vaccine production globally.
Endorsed the TRIPS waiver
on 22 June 2021
Has not supported efforts to increase regional manufacturing capacity
as of 10 January 2022
The Netherlands committed to donate at least 27 million vaccines in kind in 2021. The Netherlands has committed to donate at least as many vaccines as they use, under the motto "Get one - Give one". To date, only 19.4 million doses have been delivered.
While the vaccines committed for sharing represented almost the totality of the available excess doses in the country in 2021, financial efforts need to massively scale up. The Netherlands committed only $211 million to ACT-A over 2020 and 2021 and has reserved $61.60 million in the 2022 budget, with a strong emphasis on vaccines but with less emphasis on underfunded ACT-A pillars. The Netherlands support recycling SDRs and the 100 billion dollars commitment as set out in the G20 Leaders’ Summit declaration at the end of October. Political endorsement has not been followed with concrete action and currently only 0.25%of its allocation has been recycled to vulnerable countries.
At the end of September 2021, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte committed to stepping up vaccine production and sharing the available doses fairly to vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible everywhere in the world.