UN DESA Annual Highlights Report 2019-2020
UN DESA: Responding today for a better tomorrow
Introductionby Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs
As I introduce this second edition of the UN DESA Highlights, the world faces compounded crises. Just as local, national, regional and global leaders were gearing up for accelerated action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, our attention was turned to battling a deadly coronavirus as it rapidly spread across the globe, attacking our communities at the very social and economic fissures that the SDGs are designed to fill.