Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

United Nations published in March 2020 a very interesting report “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a profound and negative effect on sustainable development efforts. The figure below illustrates some of the expected effects of the pandemic on SDGs implementation.

COVID-19 pandemic impacts

However “when we get past this crisis, we will face a choice: go back to the world we knew before or deal decisively with those issues that make us all unnecessarily vulnerable to this and future crises. Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal and inclusive societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other challenges we face”.

 

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