An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Second Global COVID-19 Summit Agenda

May 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. EDT – 1:30 p.m. EDT


  • Belize, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chair from Jan-June 2022

  • Germany, holding G7 Presidency in 2022

  • Indonesia, holding G20 Presidency in 2022

  • Senegal, African Union Chair in 2022

  • United States, 2021 COVID Summit Chair

Session I: Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Moderator: Her Excellency, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations


  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency, Joe Biden, President of the United States
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Macky Sall, President of Senegal
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency John Briceño, Prime Minister of Belize
  • Her Excellency Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States
  • His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
  • His Excellency, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
  • The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
  • The Honorable Joy Phumaphi, Interim co-Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Health Access Initiative, former Minister of Health of Botswana
  • His Excellency, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • His Excellency, Pedro Sanchez, President of Spain
  • Her Excellency, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
  • His Excellency, Yoon Suk-yeol, President of the Republic of Korea
  • His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President of Colombia
  • Her Excellency, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • His Excellency, Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy
  • His Excellency, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan

Video Interventions

  • His Excellency, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of France
  • His Excellency, Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

Session II: Vaccinate the World – Getting Vaccines to the Most Vulnerable

Time: 10:26 a.m. – 11:22 a.m.
Moderator: Reeta Roy, CEO, Mastercard Foundation


  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Minister of Health and Social Action, Senegal
  • Co-Host Opening: Her Excellency, Annalena Baerbock, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Co-Host Opening: Her Excellency Samantha Power, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, United States
  • His Excellency, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, Nigeria
  • Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotarian Volunteer of Lekki Phase 1 (Lagos), Rotary International
  • Dr. Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer, Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
  • His Excellency Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
  • Her Excellency Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Tanzania
  • Dr. Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • His Excellency Uherbelau Gaafar, Minister of Health, Palau

Video Interventions

  • His Excellency Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Ms. Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF
  • Mr. Mawuli Sablah, Catholic Relief Services
  • Ms. Stacey Knobler, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Session III: Expanding Access to Tests and Treatments

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Bill Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer, FIND


  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness, Belize
  • Co-Host Opening: Her Excellency Svenja Schulze, Minister for Development, Germany
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Xavier Becerra, Secretary of HHS, United States
  • His Excellency Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director Africa CDC
  • Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Her Excellency Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of Development, Norway
  • Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Chief Health Officer, Google

Video Interventions

  • His Excellency Flemming Møller Mortensen, Minister for Development Cooperation of Demark
  • His Excellency, Marcelo Antonio Cartaxo Queiroga Lopes, Minister of Health, Brazil
  • Mr. Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund
  • Mr. Yves Dubaquie, Perkin Elmer

Session IV: Advancing Health Security, Preventing Health Crises

Time: 12:28 p.m. – 13:08 p.m.
Moderator: His Excellency Daleep Singh, Deputy National Security Advisor and G7/G20 Sherpa for the United States


  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Budi Sadikin, Minister of Health, Indonesia
  • Co-Host Opening: His Excellency Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, United States
  • Mr. David Malpass, President, World Bank Group
  • Her Excellency Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization, & Co-Chair, G20 High-Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
  • Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Mr. Mark Malloch-Brown, President, Open Society Foundations
  • Dr. Joy St. John, Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

Video Interventions

  • Mr. Nahashon Aluoka, Pandemic Action Network


  • His Excellency, Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, United States
  • Ending Video: International Day of the Nurse (approximately 13:20 p.m.)

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future