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.
- 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.