Rauf Salem, a volunteer, instructs children on the right way to wash their hands, in Sana'a, Yemen.

Policy and Funding

The UN Secretary-General has launched the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19 to save lives, protect societies, recover better. As part of the response, the UN Secretary-General is issuing policy briefs to provide ideas to governments on how to address the consequences of this crisis.

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Recover Better Together

The UN Secretary-General’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Trust Fund targets its protection to the poor and the vulnerable and offers innovative solutions that chart a more sustainable, more inclusive future for all.

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Women Rise for All 

Convened by United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, Rise for All is a global advocacy effort to support the UN roadmap for social and economic recovery from COVID-19, and to fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund. Women leaders rise in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods from COVID-19.

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As a platform for younge people to get involved in the response to the COVID 19 pandemic, this page provides webinar series, virtual events, statements, blogs, videos and other relevant youth-friendly resources.

Secretary-General António Guterres delivers remarks

Disability Inclusion

Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, as outlined by the Secretary-General in his policy brief A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19. To address the challenges and barriers, it is necessary to design and implement disability-inclusive COVID-19 response and recovery, and build more inclusive and accessible societies, in consultation with persons with disabilities.

Handover ceremony at UN compound in Beijing for donation of critical medical supplies to the Chinese government.

UN System

Along with the World Health Organization, the leading authority on scientific and public health information on the new virus, the UN offices, field missions, agencies, funds and programmes are also providing new information in their spheres of expertise. This page links to the COVID-19 information portals of UN entities and to three funding channels for the UN's response.