Shared responsibility, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19
Published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), this report describes the speed and scale of COVID-19, the severity of reported cases, and the societal and economic impact of the pandemic. The shared responsibility and global solidarity roadmap calls for suppressing the transmission of the virus to control the pandemic; safeguarding people’s lives and their livelihoods; and learning from this human crisis to build back better.
- There is no time to lose in mounting the most robust and cooperative health response the world has ever seen. The strongest support must be provided to the multilateral effort to suppress transmission and stop the pandemic, led by the World Health Organization.
- There is great need for scientific collaboration in the search for a vaccine and effective therapeutics. This must be matched with assurances of universal access to vaccines and treatment.
- It will be crucial to cushion the knock-on effects on people’s lives, their livelihoods and the economy.
- Women and girls must have a face in the response; and opportunities for young people, seriously affected, need to be preserved.
- A successful response and recovery will require international cooperation and partnerships at every level—governments taking action in lock step with communities; private sector engagement to find pathways out of this crisis.
- Partnerships based on solidarity will be the cornerstone for progress.
Table of Contents
- SUPPRESS TRANSMISSION TO STOP THE PANDEMIC AND SAVE LIVES
- SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND MULTIDIMENSIONAL IMPACTS
- The effects on people and the formal and informal economy are devastating
- The impacts are complex and affect us all
- Implications for the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement
- Political leadership and cooperation to combat COVID-19
- SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO COPE WITH THE IMPACTS
- Global measures to match the magnitude of the crisis
- Regional mobilization
- National solidarity is crucial to leave no one behind
- PARTNERSHIPS TO ACCELERATE THE GLOBAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19
- WE WILL OVERCOME THIS HUMAN CRISIS AND RECOVER BETTER
This report was originally published on the UNSDG website.