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UN Secretary-General establishes COVID-19 response and recovery fund


The UN Secretary-General launched a plan to address the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.


In his report, Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, the Secretary-General calls on everyone to act together to address the impacts and lessen the blow to people.


The shared responsibility and global solidarity roadmap outlined in the report calls for:


  • Suppressing the transmission of the virus to control the pandemic.

  • Safeguarding people’s lives and their livelihoods.

  • Learning from this human crisis to build back better.


The Secretary-General has also established a dedicated COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to support efforts in low- and middle-income countries. Its approach underpins the reformed UN with a coor­dinated multi-agency, multi-sectoral response for priority national and local actions to address the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. It will count on the country leadership of Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams in swiftly supporting and enabling governments in this crisis, and recovery.


-United Nations Information Center


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