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Call for Global Solidarity / Vaccines are a Public Good.

“Global solidarity is the key to overcoming COVID-19”

Progressive Alliance is a global network of social-democratic, socialist and progressive parties. Together, with the leaders of the International and European Trade Union confederations, progressive civil society networks from all continents, we call for GLOBAL SOLIDARITY insisting that VACCINES ARE A PUBLIC GOOD and everyone needs to have access in order to stop the global pandemic! Nobody shall be left behind!

As Progressive Alliance we call for:

  • Global solidarity and global partnership against the poison of vaccine-nationalism
  • Safeguarding COVID-19-vaccines as a global public good, not a tool for profit-maximization
  • Binding obligation for partnerships and building production capacities with manufactures in developing countries in all vaccine supply contracts with manufactures by industrialized countries.
  • Increasing the production of vaccines globally through adequate measures including reassessing the TRIPS agreement to see if it is fit for purpose and investigate how technology transfer can be enabled
  • Ensuring accessibility to vaccines for all, in particular for vulnerable people, front-line workers and healthcare workers worldwide and in particular in the global South. Industrialized countries should supply the Global South with doses from their over-capacities
  • The obligation of vaccine manufacturers, laboratories and producers to sell their products to the Global South and to COVAX at the cost price only and to allow licensing at low cost
  • Reject all contractual agreements limiting exports, sharing, and donations of vaccines, which put an end to the global suffering.
  • Introduce wealth and financial transaction tax schemes to ensure closing of the funding gaps of COVAX
  • Continue and upscale public investment in medical research and public health systems especially in the Global South

The statement was adopted by PA steering committee


List of signatories

Akbayan Philippines
Cap – Unir pour la Démocratie et le Développement (CAP-UDD) Ivory Coast
Convergencia para la Democracia Social (CPDS) Guinea Equatorial
Convergence Citoyenne (CC) Congo
Democratic Action Party (DAP) Malaysia
Democratic Party Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) Iran
Eritrean People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) Eritrea
Ettakatol Tunisia
FATAH Palestine
Frente Amplio
Frente Polisario
Western Sahara
Fretilin Timor Leste
Jordanian Social Democratic Party Jordan
Mouvement de Libération du Peuple Centrafricain (MLPC) Central African Republic
Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) Mauritius
Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS-IPSP) Bolivia
Movimiento Ciudadano Mexico
Mouvement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC A) Zimbabwe
NasDem Indonesia
New Left (SLD+Wiosna) Poland
Palestinian National Initiative (PNI) Palestine
Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) Palestine
Parti Socialiste (PS) Belgium
Parti Socialiste (PS) France
Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) Costa Rica
Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM) Dominican Republic
Partido Socialista (PS) Argentina
Partido Socialista (PS) Chile
Partido Socialista (PS) Uruguay
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Kurdistan
Partido por la Democracia (PPD) Chile
Partido Pais Solidario (PPS) Paraguay
Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol (PSOE) Spain
Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) Netherlands
Party of European Socialists (PES) Europe
SLD Poland
Social Democratic Front (SDF) Cameroon
Socialdemocratic Party Austria (SPÖ) Austria
Socialdemocratic Party Croatia (SDP) Croatia
Socialdemocratic Party Germany (SPD) Germany
Socialdemocratic Party Slovenia (SD) Slovenia
Socialdemocratic Party Switzerland (SP) Switzerland
sp.a Belgium
Union Socialiste des Forces du Progrès (USFP) Marocco
UNAMOS Nicaragua


Alex Agius Saliba MEP Malta
Andreas Schieder MEP Austria
Attila Ara-Kovács MEP Hungary
Bernd Lange MEP Germany
Birgit Sippel MEP Germany
Carlos Zorrinho MEP Portugal
César Luena MEP Spain
Csaba Molnár MEP Hungary
Dietmar Köster MEP Germany
Guenaelle Collet MEP France
Guliano Pasapia MEP Italy
Iratxe Garcia-Perez President S&D group
Kathleen van Brempt MEP Belgium
Klára Dobrev MEP Hungary
Leszek Miller MEP Poland
Marc Tarabella MEP Belgium
Maria-Manuel Leitao-Marques MEP Portugal
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP Finland
Milan Brglez MEP Slovenia
Monica Silvana Gonzales MEP Spain
Nora Mobarek MEP France
Norbert Neuser MEP Germany
Pierfrancesco Majorino MEP Italy
Romana Jerkovic MEP Crotia
Sylvie Guillaume MEP France
Tiemo Wölken MEP Germany
Udo Bullmann MEP Germany
Victor Negrescu MEP Romania


Articulo Uno Italy
European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC-CES Europe
Femmes Prévoyantes Socialistes Belgium
Foundation of European Progressive Studies -FEPS Europe
International Union of Socialist Youth – IUSY Global
International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC-CIS Global
Mouvement pour le Renouveau démocratique et le Développement Djibouti
Olof Palme Internationa Center (OPIC) Sweden + Global
PES Women Europe
Max van Stoel Foundation Netherlands


Comisiones Obreras CC.OO. Spain


Anna Colombo Italy
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul Germany
Herta Däubler-Gmelin Germany
Dr. Dairo Antonio Herrera Cortina Panamá
Read the full statement here