United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19

United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19

October 16, 2020

This report provides an overview of how the United Nations system is supporting its Member States in coping with health, socioeconomic, humanitarian and human rights consequences of COVID-19. It recounts key guidance, lessons and support in the first six months of the pandemic – and points the way to the crucial steps that must follow to save lives, protect societies and recover better, leaving no one behind and addressing the very fragilities and gaps that made us so vulnerable in the first place. It also points the way toward addressing future shocks – above all from climate change – and toward overcoming the severe and systemic inequlities that have been so tragically exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic. 

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1st Edition - June 2020

2nd Edition - September 2020

The second edition provides an update to the first edtion of the report. As part of the response, the UN Secretary-General is issuing policy briefs to provide ideas to governments on how to address the consequences of this crisis. Learn more at UN Response to COVID-19.

Learn about UNDP Response to COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific.