US President Joe Biden plans to call for a global vaccine supply meeting at the UN General Assembly this month, sources say, as wealthy nations face pressure to provide more shots for developing countries, The National News
Mr Biden intends to host a session during the UN meetings, although its scope and those who would attend are not yet clear.
While the US has been contacting other countries to take part, it has not finalized its plans, the sources said.
Mr Biden has praised the American record on shipments, while previous attempts to encourage widespread donations have had mixed results.
The US has pledged to donate more than 600 million doses globally by the end of June 2022, and has shipped 140 million so far, although advocates say that is not enough.
Billions of doses are needed to vaccinate the world and slow the spread of the coronavirus and the development of more dangerous variants.
Mr Biden’s administration is still planning his schedule around the UN meetings, a senior administration official said.