18 November 2022
The Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of ESCAP, the regional branch of the United Nations for Asia and the Pacific, provides the Secretariat of the network and a direct regional link to trade policymakers and other international organizations. [...] Disclaimer: The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this Working Paper do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. [...] The opinions, figures and estimates set forth in this publication are the responsibility of the author(s) and should not necessarily be considered as reflecting the views or carrying the endorsement of the United Nations. [...] The economic and health recovery from the pandemic of countries in the region hinges on the rapid and equitable deployment of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. [...] Rapid and equitable distribution of the diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines within and across countries is the most effective way to address the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.