Effective Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response & other topics – Daily Briefing (11 May 2020)
Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
COVID-19/ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
This morning, the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, spoke at Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) informal briefing entitled “Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response.”
In her remarks, she stressed that, now more than ever, people and countries everywhere rely on the United Nations to rise to the challenges of this global pandemic.
She added that since the start of this crisis, the UN has mobilized to full capacity through its 131 country teams, to immediately support national authorities in developing public health preparedness, as well as response plans.
The Deputy Secretary-General noted that, going forward, we will need to keep in mind dual imperatives: to respond urgently to stem the impact of the pandemic, while also helping Governments and people respond in a way that recovers better, more resilient, future.
She added that we will remain guided by the 2030 Agenda and will prioritize helping those who are most vulnerable to this crisis.
COVID-19/ RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Tomorrow morning, the Secretary-General will open a high-level video conference on the Role of Religious Leaders in Addressing the Multiples Challenges of COVID-19.
The Secretary-General will highlight the areas where religious leaders can play a pivotal role to deliver solutions to not only address the pandemic, but also recover better.
The conference will also have interventions from the President of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande; the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco, Ambassador Omar Hilale, who is organizing this meeting; as well as religious leaders of the three monotheistic religions, as well as others.
Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=11%20May%202020