The distress that occurred simultaneously in all corners of the earth, apparently is able to move the conscience of the world leaders to join hands to fight it. The COVID 19 pandemic, which is spread throughout the world, encourages national leaders to join forces against, overcome and prevent it.
Solidarity against the COVID emerged at a meeting of leaders from around the world held by the European Union on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Although conducted online, the distance between countries did not dampen the commitment of 40 state leaders to jointly fight COVID 19.
As revealed by European Union President Ursula von der Leyen, who hosted the meeting, leaders of countries and governments agreed to donate funds to develop Corona vaccines and finance researches for Covid 19 patients. Donations are not only made by government leaders on behalf of the country, but also by research institutes, UN and non-profit or philanthropic organizations. Donations collected reached 8 billion US dollars or 120 trillion rupiah. France, Germany and Saudi Arabia promised aid of around 8 trillion rupiah each. Japan even promised donations of more than 12 trillion rupiah. The European Union president also noted the commitment of singer Madonna to contribute at least 15 billion rupiah. Countries that did not participate in the meeting initiated by the European Union, were the United States and Russia. While China, the first country to be infected by Corona in December 2019, was only represented by its Ambassador.
Global Solidarity to combat this distress is the first time happened. As the world leaders said at the meeting, this was the first joint movement ever took place.
The realization of a joint movement between government, along with international organizations, non-profit bodies, foundations, professionals, artists, industry and scientists, at least shows that globally Solidarity can be realized on the basis of awareness of overcoming problems. This can be fresh wind amid disputes between countries, armed conflicts and hostility.
Hopefully this initiative to overcome global problems will not end with the discovery of the Corona and Convid 19 vaccines. So that the dream of a peaceful world can be realized.