Von der Leyen said Europe was the only region to share its vaccine stock with other countries and pledged an additional 200 million doses to low-income countries.
Von der Leyen's speech comes as EU nations are still grappling with a lingering coronavirus pandemic, which she said is still causing a lot of grief.
But the Commission President stressed that the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 must be quickened across the globe.
She recognized the economic disparity between economically advanced countries and poorer nations: "With less than 1% of global doses administered in low-income countries, the scale of injustice and the level of urgency is obvious."
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