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Shared responsability, global solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

 

Autor institucional : Naciones Unidas
Autor/Autores: Naciones Unidas
Fecha de publicación: Marzo 2020
Alcance geográfico: Mundial
Publicado en: Estados Unidos
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Resumen: We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people s lives. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human crisis. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core. The IMF has just reassessed the prospect for growth for 2020 and 2021, declaring that we have entered a recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. The IMF projects recovery in 2021 only if the world succeeds in containing the virus and take the necessary economic measures. In the face of such an unprecedented situation in recent history, the creativity of the response must catch the unique nature of the crisis and the magnitude of the response must match its scale. No country will be able to exit this crisis alone. This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people women, youth, low-wage workers, small and medium enterprises, the informal sector and on vulnerable groups who are already at risk.
   

 

 

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