UN System Policy Briefs on COVID-19

​The United Nations System is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page contains an overview of available policy briefs, which have been developed to best assist the UN Member States in addressing the impact of the crisis. Jointly, these briefs illustrate how the international community can deliver a coordinated response to COVID-19, while ensuring it keeps the most vulnerable populations and States front and centre. The policy briefs are pragmatic in approach and offer concrete suggestions on how to Built Back Better in support of the achievement of the SDGs.

The Secretary General's Policy Brief COVID-19 and Education_ August 202008/2020668 KB
The Impact of COVID-19 on South-East Asia07/20201124 KB
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arab Region - An Opportunity to Build Back Better07/2020786 KB
COVID-19 in an Urban World07/20201077 KB
A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-1905/2020399 KB
COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health05/2020466 KB
Impact of COVID-19 in Africa05/20204355 KB
The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons05/2020306 KB
A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-1904/2020733 KB
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women04/20204390 KB
The Impact of COVID-19 on children04/2020736 KB
The Secretary-General’s UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund04/2020159 KB
A Global Response in Solidarity04/2020332 KB
COVID-19 and Human Rights We are all in this together04/20201854 KB
Commodity Markets Outlook - Implications of COVID-19 for Commodities04/20206132 KB
Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-1903/20201744 KB
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