#OnlyTogether can we end this pandemic

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IKEA Foundation is partnering with Purpose and the United Nations to call for a fair global vaccination plan.

Ready to feel free again? To see friends and family in person? To celebrate, learn and work alongside each other? We all are. Over the past year, we’ve all missed out on things we love and millions of us have lost someone we love or had our livelihoods destroyed. 

Although inoculation against COVID-19 has begun, 130 countries have yet to receive a single vaccine dose. And 75% of all vaccines have gone to just 10 countries. If different countries move at different speeds, then there is no guarantee that life will ever be the same. We know the pandemic will only truly be over when it is over for everyone.

That is why the IKEA Foundation is partnering with Purpose and the United Nations to help ensure a fair and effective global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting a campaign for equal access to vaccines and life-saving information.

The IKEA Foundation’s support this year for the movement follows its support of the UN and Purpose’s Verified launch last year. The Verified campaign has since reached over 1billion people worldwide, spreading life-saving COVID-19 information in over 50 languages.

Ready to get involved?
On March 11, on the anniversary of the pandemic, UN  launched the campaign #OnlyTogether, calling for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. For one week #OnlyTogether will highlight the opportunities that we will have again, if we all have access to the vaccines. The more that people express support for a fair global vaccination plan, the more we can count on action from governments and backing from the private sector. So, join the movement! You can participate by sharing an image on social media of what you’re excited to do once this pandemic ends. Tag it #OnlyTogether and mention @unitednations and @ikea_foundation.

Learn more at ikeafoundation.org/only-together


About IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a livable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking.

For further information, journalists and media professionals can contact us at press.office@ingka.com or by calling +46 70 993 6376

Ingka Group (Ingka Holding B.V. and its controlled entities) is one of 12 different groups of companies that own and operate IKEA retail under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V. Ingka Group has three business areas: IKEA Retail, Ingka Investments and Ingka Centres. Ingka Group is a strategic partner in the IKEA franchise system, operating 378 IKEA stores in 31 countries. These IKEA stores had 706 million visits during FY20 and 3.6 billion visits to IKEA.com. Ingka Group operates business under the IKEA vision - to create a better everyday life for the many people by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford it.