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The Secretary-General’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

2020

Global

Fact Sheet

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The Secretary-General’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

The Secretary-General’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

The United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was established by the UN Secretary General as an inter-agency fund mechanism to help low- and middle-income programme countries overcome the health and development crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and support those most vulnerable to social disruption and economic fallout.

This document provides a summary of the scope of the Fund and governance structure.

Highlights

  • The Fund contributes to financing the three objectives of the UN Secretary General’s Call for Solidarity.
  • It complements the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Consolidated Global Humanitarian Appeal for COVID-19.
  • The financial requirements of the Fund are projected at US$2 billion, with US$1 billion needed in the first nine months of operation.
  • The Fund’s coverage extends to all low- and middle- income programme countries and, in particular, those populations not included in the Global Humanitarian Appeal

 

This fact sheet was originally published on the United Nations Sustainable Development Group’s official website.

 

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