Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 09:13 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with governors and members of Congress at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
GENEVA, July 7 (MENA) - The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The withdrawal notice, sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, will take effect in a year, on July 6, 2021, said a statement released by the UN on Tuesday.
Guterres, in his capacity as depositary of the 1946 WHO constitution, "is in the process of verifying with the World Health Organization whether all the conditions for such withdrawal are met,” the statement added.(