Information Hub on COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time. Since its emergence late last year, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. Cases are rising daily in Africa and South America, and Europe has taken over as the epicentre of the disease and more cases are now being reported every day than in China at the height of its epidemic.

UNDP response

Every country needs to act immediately to prepare, respond, and recover. The UN system will support countries through each stage, with a focus on the most vulnerable. The UNDP stands ready to help in any way we can.

See our Integrated Response and Programme offer here


Fact Sheet


Reducing the Spread




-UNDP Global Respose:

-UN Global Response:

-See more mythbusters here:

-COVID-19 Policy Papers (Latin America and the Caribbean):

-COVID-19 in Latin America and The Caribbean: How to Incorporate Women and Gender Equality in the Management of the Crisis Response.

-How the Virus is Spread:

-7 Steps to Help Prevent the Spread:

-How Women are Uniquely Impacted:

-BBC Interview with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner: