The COVID-19 crisis has exposed stark global inequities, fragilities and unsustainable practices that pre-date this pandemic and have intensified its impact. This UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery provides a framework for leveraging the power of science in support of a better socio-economic recovery and a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future. Designed to complement the UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19, this Roadmap identifies 25 research priorities and key scientific strategies to support a recovery that benefits everyone, as well as actions that researchers, research funding agencies, governments, civil society organizations and UN entities can take to act upon it.
The Roadmap is a commitment and a guide to make use of research to determine how COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts can be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Open Dialogue with the UN Deputy Secretary-General (29 January 2021)