The part of the resolution that had been considered contentious called for “a stepwise process of impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” at “the earliest appropriate moment”, with the purpose “to review experience gained and lessons learned from the WHO-coordinated international health response to Covid-19”.
About Trump's letter to WHO: Meanwhile, President Trump on Monday redoubled his criticism of the WHO, threatening to permanently withdraw funding and cancel US membership even as it deals with a devastating global pandemic.
In a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump said he would permanently halt financial contributions if the WHO does not "commit to major substantive improvements in the next 30 days." Trump temporarily suspended funding to the organization last month.
The World Health Organization today acknowledged receipt of the letter from Trump.
"We are considering the contents of the letter,” a WHO statement sent to CNN said.
China called on the US to "stop the blame game" on Tuesday, while the EU said "it is not the time for finger pointing". Leaders of several countries, including France and Germany, also stressed the importance of the WHO's work in battling the pandemic during the World Health Assembly meeting.