The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a health crisis; it is an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a security crisis, and a human rights crisis. This crisis has highlighted severe fragilities and inequalities within and among nations. Coming out of this crisis will require a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach driven by compassion and solidarity.
The Response sets out what we can and must do to:
- Deliver a global response that leaves no-one behind
- Reduce our vulnerability to future pandemics
- Build resilience to future shocks – above all climate change
- Overcome the severe and systemic inequalities exposed by the pandemic.
The Response promotes three pillars of operation:
- Delivery of a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive health response
- Adoption of policies that address the devastating socioeconomic, humanitarian and human rights aspects of the crisis
- A recovery process that builds back better